American Studies Courses

The program offers students an important and exciting educational experience both in and out of the classroom. Required courses for the major are

  • Introduction to American Studies
  • Theories of Mass Communications
  • Theory and Criticism
  • Foundation of Sociology
  • Feminist and Gender Theory
  • Junior Research Seminar
  • and American Studies Thesis

AMST 200 Introduction to American Studies (4)
Introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of American studies and exposes them to a variety of approaches to understanding American national experiences, values, and ideals. Investigates the myths and cultural narratives that have shaped our definition of what it means to be American, and general perceptions about American culture. Offered each fall.