In addition to the Classics Program, which is housed in the Department of History, our faculty participate in a number of other interdisciplinary programs that are housed around the University. As you seek out a major, a minor, an area studies certificate, or a potential graduate degree, you might wish to consider these possibilities.
American Studies offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Courses taught by all the American history faculty in the Department of History qualify for inclusion in the American Studies curriculum. Drs. David Lewis, Colleen O'Neill, Daniel McInerney, Jamie Sanders, Lawrence Culver, Victoria Grieve and Jennifer Ritterhouse are directly involved in this program.
The Asian Studies program takes in courses from a number of disciplines to offer both a major and a minor in this interdisciplinary field. Interested students should see the Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Edward Glatfelter, 797-1196. Dr. Glatfelter teaches the History Department's courses in Comparative Asian History and Chinese History.
The British and Commonwealth Studies program draws on the strengths of USU faculty particularly in the Departments of History and English. Drs. Robert Cole, an expert on 19th- and 20th-Century British history, and Norman Jones, a leading scholar of Tudor-Stuart history, teach courses in this program.
The Folklore Program exists both as an undergraduate minor and as an emphasis within the American Studies master's degree. Dr. Steve Siporin who holds a joint appointment in the Departments of History and English, has a doctoral degree in folklore. Drs. Lisa Gabbert, Jeannie Thomas and Jan Roush of the English Department also teach in this program.
The Museum Studies Certificate is a HASS area studies certificate. Dr. Bonnie Pitblado, an anthropology professor and director of the USU Museum of Anthropology, serves as the faculty advisor for the certificate. Interested students should contact her (click here for her email). Course choices for the certificate draw from numerous USU programs and departments, including Anthropology and History.
The Natural Resource and Environmental Policy Program, based in the College of Natural Resources, offers an interdisciplinary graduate certificate to interested students. Drs. Chris Conte and David Lewis have played an active role in this program.
Women's Studies ties together courses from a large number of fields. One may take specific elective courses or work toward a minor or an area studies certificate. Dr. Jennifer Ritterhouse plays an active role in women's studies.
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