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American Studies Beyond the Classroom


As an undergraduate in the Department of American Studies, Jessica Hobson took advantage of a hands-on program outside of classroom that prepared her to work as a professional in the museum field.


The Benefits of Diversified Learning

One of the most important lessons that Laura Garvey discovered through her liberal arts education was to never stop learning. Last spring, Laura graduated with a BA in American studies. “The great thing about my time at the University of Minnesota,” Laura says, “was that it gave me a broad skillset.” She says her experiences and coursework in American studies gave her the tools she needs to approach problems in creative and innovative ways.