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  • Our Mission: creative and ethical leadership for the 21st-century.
  • Our Values: Respect, Courage, ᎦᏚᎩ (Gadugi, a Cherokee word meaning “working together for everyone’s mutual benefit”).
  • The American Studies curriculum is contemporary, innovative, inclusive, and global. We offer an extraordinary range of courses informed by cutting-edge theoretical perspectives, teaching and research methods, and vehicles for reporting and representing knowledge. And we do so in search of the myriad answers to a question that is perennial in its timeliness:  What is America?