American studies is an interdisciplinary field emphasizing the integration of the
humanities, fine arts, and social sciences in the study of American experiences, past
and present. Our Program places special emphasis on studying American cultures through
course work, field experiences, and internships so that each student can apply academic
knowledge to real-life circumstances. Our Program highlights international perspectives,
as well as the transnational context of American impacts and experiences, in course
work and in exchanges available to AMST students. AMST also highlights opportunities
in the public sector, including historic preservation of buildings, neighborhoods,
AMST puts people, ideas, places, artifacts, images, and histories together in programs
of study preparing students for specific career goals in K-12 education or work in
the public sector (museums, collections, historic sites, interpretive centers, for
example), or further education in professional schools and graduate study.
The program dates from 1952, placing it among the earliest to offer work in the interdisciplinary
field of American culture studies. Students can earn both B.A. and M.A. degrees in
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