News and Announcements


Louise Duus Book Scholarship for American Studies Minors

The Department of American Studies announces scholarships of up to $300 for declared American Studies or Race and Ethnic Studies (CCRES) minors majoring in Africana Studies, AMESALL, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies (LHCS) or Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) to be awarded in Fall and Spring 2014-15 AY.

The scholarship recognizes declared American Studies or CCRES minors who have demonstrated scholarly promise and commitment to the interdisciplinary study of culture and global diversity.

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Foreign Language and Literature Degrees Pay the Most

Lauren Weber for the Wall Street Journal | May 15, 2014

Parents, don’t despair. Even if your child spends four years of college reading Hungarian poetry or delving deep into the Faulkner oeuvre, he or she can still earn a decent salary shortly after packing up the senior-year dorm room.

So says the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which reports that the top-paying liberal arts majors for 2014 graduates are foreign languages and literature (average starting salary $46,900) and English ($42,200). The results are based on job offers that students accepted earlier this year and were reported by employers in February 2014 primarily through a variety of government surveys.

Read more: Foreign Language and Literature Degrees Pay the Most

Upcoming Events

November 6, 2020 | 11:30 AM
AMESALL Department Seminar

Global Africa and the Humanities Series

Past Events

October 16, 2020 | 11:30 AM - October 16, 2020 | 01:00 PM
AMESALL Department Seminar
October 9, 2020 | 11:00 AM - October 9, 2020 | 01:00 PM
AMESALL Distinguished Lecture *CANCELED*
October 29, 2019 | 11:30 AM - October 29, 2019 | 01:00 PM
Mother Tongues: The Disruptive Possibilities of Dalit Feminist Vernaculars
March 30, 2019 | 09:00 AM - March 30, 2019 | 03:30 PM
K-12 Teachers Workshop: Teaching Global Africa Through its Foodways: From the Farm to the Table!
March 29, 2019 | 08:00 AM - March 29, 2019 | 10:00 PM
Global Africa, Migration and The Arts Symposium - Day 2