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American Studies

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Dream up and deliver a brighter future through the American Studies concentration at North Greenville University.

#5
Ranked Christian College
On “25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the South” from Christian Universities Online (2017).
14
Average Class Size
Collaborate with your peers. Network with your professors. Connect to countless resources and career opportunities. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.
#6
Ranked College in SC
On WalletHub’s list of “Best Colleges in South Carolina” (2021).

Where American Culture and Christianity Meet

Prepare to empower others through a variety of meaningful professions. In law, politics, social work, non-profit organizations and more, real impact is at your fingertips.

The Christian faith deeply connects to American culture. Envision a brighter future for both as you explore America through a Christian perspective.

Experience Learning in Real-World Environments

Your New Classroom: Washington, D.C.

What better place to study America than in our nation’s capital? Experience American history, culture, and politics come to life through the ‘Best Semester Program’ in D.C.

Hands-on Experience Across State Lines

The best way to influence culture is to engage it head-on. Impact diverse communities from the ground up through city partnerships in Greenville, Atlanta, and beyond. 

Christian Influence Through Urban Ministries

Combine your Christian faith and personal calling to meet the deepest needs in urban environments. Learn to connect community development with the hope and healing found only in Christ. 

Interdisciplinary Beside Experienced & Faithful Faculty

Gregory Bruce, PhD
Distinguished Professor of English | Honors Professor
Patricia Jeannette Mercier, D.Min.
Assistant Professor of General Studies

Study America to Elevate America

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  • American Studies Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • First Year Experience
    • Composition & Rhetoric
    • Oral Communication
    • U.S. History to 1865
    • Fitness & Wellness
    • Spanish I & II
    • Composition & Literature
    • U.S. History Since 1865
    • Contemporary Mathematics
    • Music Appreciation
  • American Studies Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Intro to Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Spanish III & IV
    • American Lit I & II
    • Old Testament Survey
    • Intro to Political Science
    • Intro to Historical Research & Writing
    • Intro to Computer Science
    • American National Government
  • American Studies Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • New Testament Survey
    • State & Local Government
    • History of Christianity in America
    • American History Electives
    • American Politics Electives
    • English Elective
  • American Studies Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • English Electives (12 hrs.) 
    • American History Elective (3 hrs.) 
    • Intro to Geography (3 hrs.) 
    • Senior Seminar (3 hrs.) 
    • General Electives (6 hrs.) 

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. 

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