american studies

See history for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

How to Create Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
A People's Geography of American Empire SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
American Dreams FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Asian/American: Pop Culture Crosscurrents JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Cities and Suburbs: Advocacy and Writing for Social and Ecological Justice SO-SR
  • Fall
8, 12
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth: Critical Literacy and Critical Numeracy SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Not a Melting Pot: American Identities, Migrations, and Places SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: In Search of Asian/Pacific Islander America SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Teachings of the Tree People: Culture Matters FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
The Age of Irony: U.S. History in the 20th Century FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12
Theory and Practice of Painting SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Therapy Through the Arts (Day) FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Therapy Through the Arts (Evening) FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Unmasking the Material World: Discovering Objects as Stories FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Writing for Your Life FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Writing the South FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Breaking Through Gridlock: Polarization and Problem Solving FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Creating and Developing Social Enterprises for Community Development FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Creating and Developing Social Enterprises for Community Development FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Highway 101 Revisited: History, Literature, Music, and Ecology JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Illustrations of Character: Faith, Reason, and Ethics FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
The Western Film Genre and the American Frontier Myth SO-SR
  • Spring
8