University of Wyoming

American Studies/Historic Preservation

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The American studies program provides an interdisciplinary approach for the discussion of American culture by faculty, students, and the public. The program, founded in the early 1950s through a bequest from William Robertson Coe, is committed to social and cultural interaction. Ethnographic projects and internships are arranged so that students get involved with the community. The curriculum builds from the historical and literary dimensions of American life and includes work in American music, art, history, philosophy, sociology, folklore, anthropology, political science and media studies. The program also offers a special concentration in historic preservation. Students are encouraged to earn credit hours through internships and work experience.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Eric J. Sandeen, Director
American Studies Program
University of Wyoming
Cooper House
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4036
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-3898

Degrees Available