• Overview
  • Faculty
  • Advising
  • Off-Campus Study

American Studies


The American Studies minor prepares students to better understand American experiences through multiple disciplinary approaches to the study of culture and society by critically engaging major texts, theories, and concepts related to American Studies.

Program Spotlight


Henrik Schatzinger

Associate Professor of Politics and Government, Chair of Politics and Government Department

[email protected]
Jackie Clark

Jacqueline Clark

Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology Department

[email protected]
Mary Unger

Mary Unger

Associate Professor of English

[email protected]
Sarah Frohardt-Lane

Sarah Frohardt-Lane

Assistant Professor of History

[email protected]


Ripon College faculty and professional staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be and however often they may change along the way. It’s part of our value statement to you.

As a student at Ripon, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on your area(s) of interest. You will meet with your faculty adviser throughout your time as a student to discuss your current aspirations, plan your course schedule and plot a future trajectory. Staff in the Office of Constituent Engagement and Career Services help to match your interests to concrete goals and construct a plan for success, offering support through three stages of career development – planning, exploration and search. Student Support Services provides tutoring and additional academic and skill development, as well as tools to help with note-taking, exam preparation, goal-setting and time management. Mentors in the Collaborative Learning Center provide in-depth, one-on-one or group mentoring for students about class projects and college-level writing, and can share problem-solving strategies to overcome academic obstacles.

Advising at Ripon.

Off-Campus Study

Whether you choose a program that is international or domestic, it is an experience bound to change your view of the world. Click to learn more about Off- Campus Study  and Liberal Arts In Focus at Ripon College.

Financial aid continues for students who choose to participate in an approved study-abroad program, minimizing additional expenses.