Roxanne Hoch ’15

Major: International Studies
Hometown:Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written.


An American studies major will place you on a path toward discovering who you are and why. By integrating courses about the American experience from a variety of disciplines, American studies answers the question "What does it mean to be an American?" From the pursuit of the American Dream to celebrating our diverse heritage and examining our social network, American studies ties it all together.
As an American studies major at Mount Union, you will develop a broad base of knowledge and deepen your understanding of American society and your place in it. You will learn about the diversity of the American experience and develop an appreciation for other cultures in preparation for career success.

Our major in American studies will prepare you to enter graduate school or the workplace as an enlightened individual.

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98% of our 2013 graduates started a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school (based on respondents)
*Based on a survey of the Class of 2013 with 85% self reporting
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