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Interdisciplinary programs

History department faculty members often provide teaching support to interdisciplinary programs across the university including:American Studies, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Museum Studies and Native American Studies, among others.

American Studies

The American Studies Program is housed in the English department and co-sponsored by the history department. The program offers students a sophisticated understanding of the issues, histories, and relationships that shape North American culture, past and present. With focus areas in the American West, Canadian and Mexican Borderlands, American history, literature, folklore, creative non-fiction, studies in visual culture, and the environment, the American Studies program allows students to forge an individualized plan of coursework that crosses both geographical and historical boundaries.

Students are required to select two cognate areas from creative writing, folklore, history, American literature, nature and environment, political science, or sociology and anthropology. This degree can lead to a number of professional careers in museums, law, government, state and national park services, public arts, humanities, nonprofit organizations, and academic settings.

Native American Studies

The Native American Studies Program is a new certificate program offered through the history department. It combines expertise from faculty members across colleges and campuses. The program has tracts in Museum Studies, cultural resource management, and Native American Studies. While the majority of courses are taught remotely by faculty members at USU Eastern, one requirement of the certificate is participation in the field.

The program is designed to provide individuals with specialized knowledge about native populations they may interact with on the job. For instance, this certificate program is ideal for individuals seeking employment in education, social work, healthcare, or government. For more information, contact Professor Robert McPherson.

Native American Studies Advisors


Dr. Robert McPherson
639 West 100 South
Blanding, Utah 84511
(435) 678-8140


David Rich Lewis
Old Main (MAIN) 321-F
0710 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322
(435) 797-1299