American Studies


The Stories of a Nation and Ourselves

Whether you are a citizen, long-term resident, or an international guest, the idea of the United States of America has impacted your life in a number of obvious and not-so-obvious ways. The American Studies minor at Ozarks provides students with an opportunity to reflect more deeply and consciously on the institutions, ideals, and cultural practices that have formed this nation from its earliest foundations through the present day.


ozarks american flagWith the assistance of their minor advisor, students put together their own American Studies curriculum that draws on the perspectives and methodologies of History, English, and one other academic discipline.  This inter-disciplinary minor not only builds the skills of critical thought, research, and self-expression that are central to the Humanities lens at Ozarks, but it also shows students how their knowledge in one academic area can enhance their understanding of another academic area.

How many different Abraham Lincolns do you know? How many of them are out there for you to meet?

WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO

President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.