American Studies


As an interdisciplinary program, American studies at Hamilton draws on the extensive resources and rich traditions of many disciplines and departments: English, history, government, anthropology, economics, sociology, Hispanic studies, even religious studies and art history. Writing skills are also a critical part of the American studies major, and the College's Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center is regarded as one of the nation's best — a model for other colleges and universities. Here students learn the fine points of researching, developing and organizing essays.