|American Studies is the interdisciplinary study of American culture(s). Students at the University of Minnesota are trained to study U.S. cultures and their interactions. Students and faculty work in a variety of academic specialties, including literature, history, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, art history, urban studies, political science, women's studies, and the history of science. In addition, the Department of American Studies maintains a strong commitment to multicultural scholarship. We maintain important ties to African American Studies, Chicano Studies, American Indian Studies, and the Asian American Studies Program.