Welcome to the Minor in American
Culture and Difference
American Culture and Difference* is an interdisciplinary minor that offers students a critical perspective on the diversity of "American Culture." Students consider ways in which music, film advertisements, folklore, literature, television, and art shape daily life in the United States, form cultural and national identity, construct racial and ethnic identity, and create a sense of "high" and "low" culture.
The minor re-examines representations of mainstream American culture and the productions of alternative and oppositional cultures, highlighting the experiences and struggles of communities that have historically been marginalized because of their class, gender, racial or sexual identities. Put simply, American Culture and Difference emphasizes diversity as a defining element of American culture.
American Culture and Difference
2093 Grand Ave
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul MN 55105
* Formerly Known as American Cultural Studies
New first-year undergraduate students are invited to stop by the American Culture and Difference Department table at the Academic Information Fair held during each July and August orientation and registration session.
The American Culture and Difference Department welcomes all first-year undergraduate students to the July and August orientation! We encourage new students who are interested in the benefits of a minor in the American Culture and Difference program to stop by the department table at the Academic Information Fair, held in the Anderson Student Center, second floor Campus Way, during each orientation session, July 16 - August 2, from 11:45-am-1:00pm.
We look forward to meeting you!