Examining Values in a Non-Judgmental Setting
Courses in American studies offer a setting for questioning your values in a non-judgmental atmosphere, and taking a course here might help you understand the American culture where you'll live, work and breathe... Lindsey Dixon (first-year discovery student) in AS 154E: American Environmental Issues had this to say:
All my life I have agreed with what my family's perspectives are: we are Republicans and we are proud. I believe that the government should have less control over jobs; I believe in personally owned private property; and that low taxes are a good thing. I never thought of the environment. However, since this class I have learned a great deal about what the environment has gone through and what it continues to face. I appreciate Paul Croce's clear sober and non-biased way of presenting this material, and I find myself questioning where I stand on these issues... moral needs, national security and the economy are very important but what is all of that without some place we can live and breathe?
Choosing an Elective
Choosing an elective based on the topic that's right for you might enrich your career-no matter what your major is. Josh Reaser (senior communication and media studies major) in AS 370E: War and Peace in American Culture had this to say:
I can honestly say that this class ranks number three in the top three classes that have affected me most throughout my Stetson University career. As I embark in the Marine Corps, I will use everything we have talked about and the information that I got to read. I am not selling back any of the books for this class because I will be finishing them up to ensure a military career with a strong mental awareness of our past. Thank you again for your work and your class.
Study in the liberal arts, exposure to the great questions of humankind, will not only help your career; it can also enrich your life.