Undergraduate Studies


The Department of Transnational Studies offers majors in African and African American Studies, American Studies, and Global Gender Studies and minors in African and African American Studies, American Studies, Global Gender Studies, Latina/o Studies and Polish Studies.

From the perspective of undergraduate education, the Department of Transnational Studies replicates the experience of a small liberal arts college in the midst of a major research university. We invite students looking for the advantages of being part of a department that combines personal attention with a wide choice of courses. The curriculum emphasizes an interdisciplinary perspective that contributes to mastering the research, writing and critical thinking skills necessary in a society in which higher education plays such a crucial role. At the same time our students are encouraged to refine and develop their individual interests that stem from the extensive understanding of the field the department’s offerings provide.

For additional information on any one or more of the degree programs that may interest you please follow the links on this page.

If you want to declare a major or minor in African and African American Studies, American Studies, or Global Gender Studies, please complete one of these forms:


Independent Study Approval Form

Course Descriptions and Class Schedule



For additional information please contact either the Director of Undergraduate Studies, or the Undergraduate Studies Secretary.


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