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American Studies
An Honors Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Program

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RSS Reader Fall 2015 Senior Symposium and Annual Celebration
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 12:38:0
Posted by Fordham American Studies
Join us for the American Studies Senior Thesis Symposium on Friday, December 11, 11-4pm with a celebration and holiday party ...more »

2014 Senior Thesis Symposium & Holiday Party
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:44:0
Posted by Louisa Foroughi
Please join us for the 2014 American Studies Senior Thesis Symposium & Holiday Party. The symposium panels run from 11-4pm ...more »

A Report from the 2014 Dartmouth “Futures of American Studies Institute”
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:59:0
Posted by Louisa Foroughi
By Christy Pottroff The 2014 Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College was an intense, exhausting, and transformative week-long experience ...more »

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American studies is the interdisciplinary study of the United States. Majors and minors analyze American history and experience through a variety of different disciplines in order to gain insight into the multiplicity of cultures, ideas and institutions that make up the nation. They draw on departments and programs, such as African and African American studies, American Catholic studies, art history and music, English, history, Latin American and Latino studies, philosophy, political science, urban studies, and sociology. Those majoring or minoring in American studies have in common, however, the desire to link these perspectives into a complex view of the nation and its culture.

American studies is a small program and admission is competitive basedon grades and a faculty reference. Students seeking to enter the program meet with the director to obtain an application and entrance information.

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