Students in American Cultures courses have the opportunity to create innovative projects that address issues critical to understanding America's dynamic ethnic, racial and sociocultural landscape. Below are projects developed in AC courses.
The American Cultures Student Prize recognizes and celebrates undergraduate achievements within American Cultures courses. The prize is awarded annually to undergraduates for projects they develop in an American Cultures course that promotes understanding of U.S. race, ethnicity, and culture and exemplifies a standard of excellence in scholarship. Prior award-winning submissions have included essays, poetry, films, reflection statements on live performances, among other work produced for American Cultures courses. Read more
The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program offers students and faculty the opportunity to work with community organizations to develop cutting edge research projects associated with some of the nation's most pressing social issues. The following are a collection of our growing ACES course offerings and previous student projects from these community-learning classes. Read more
The Creative Discovery Fellows (CDF) Program offers students the opportunity to complete courses with innovative assignments that leverage digital design tools in service of instructional goals and the core principles of discovery--intention, immersion, and reflection. CDF Program partners with faculty to implement these assignments, providing students with individual and group consultations, design/story feedback, workshops and trainings, in-class demonstrations, tutorials, and other resources to ensure that novices and experts alike are supported and encouraged to utilize the full range of their creativity. Read more.