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This comprehensive survey of American culture not only explores American history and literature, but also incorporates anthropology, political science, religion, and art. In the Junior Seminar, students gain highly transferable theoretical and methodological skills necessary for understanding American culture and conducting independent research. Majors complete an independent research project, assembled from at least two disciplines of their choosing, during the first semester of senior year. A track in Africana and African American studies provides a focused study of the importance of race and of the experiences of people of African descent in the development of American society.