Program overview

Rider’s minor in American studies will provide you with an open atmosphere and a curriculum that explores what it means to be American by studying American literature, history, film, food, media, music, philosophy, art and politics.

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Minor requirements

Our 18-credit minor examines American culture from multiple vantage points and serves as great preparation for careers in public policy, law, education, journalism or the arts.


American Studies (Minor)

Mickey Hess

Professor, Director of American Studies Program

Fine Arts Building

mhess [at]

(609) 895-5571

Moore Library