American Studies is an interdisciplinary program administered jointly by the departments of English and History. The minor is intended to provide students with a variety of perspectives on American culture, society, and history and to aid them in their understanding of a varied and complex civilization. To this end, students may choose from a variety of academic fields including history, literature, politics, popular culture, society, and the visual arts. A minor in American Studies can serve as a valuable complement to majors in several fields, including but not limited to, Art History, Communication, English, History, Political Science, and Sociology. Students interested in an American Studies minor should contact either the chairperson of the Department of English 216-687-3950, or the chairperson of the Department of History 216-687-3920.