Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: April 25, 2022
Date of Second Reading: August 29, 2022
Title of Motion: Request from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Social Transformation – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – American Studies
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The certificate program in American studies consists of interdisciplinary inquiries into the diverse cultures, global impact, social systems, gendered experiences, socioeconomic realities and political thought of the United States. The field of American studies has evolved to include an understanding of diversity in U.S. society, how the U.S. national community represents and imagines itself, how this resonates globally and the role of social movements seeking to achieve political, legal and economic change.