American Studies Program
Note from the Program Director
Welcome to the Hillsdale College American Studies web pages. Interested students might first be advised to backtrack to the Hillsdale College Mission Statement, especially the phrase "the American experiment of self-government under law." The American Studies Inter-Disciplinary major at Hillsdale College draws its mission carefully from that phrase. To fulfill that mission, the major has been structured around courses in American History, American Literature, and American Political Philosophy.
In the usual course of study, therefore, students majoring in American Studies are treated to an integration of three academic disciplines taught by an impressive array of faculty members also in those three disciplines. It's inter-disciplinary study in the best sense of the word, challenging also in the best sense of the word, and unique to Hillsdale College.
Dr. Daniel Sundahl
Director of the American Studies Program