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American Studies 050
Master of Arts in American Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies
Graduate Courses
Behavioral and Neural Sciences 112
Biology 120
Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Creative Writing 200
Criminal Justice 202
Economics 220
English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
Environmental Science 375
Environmental Geology 380
Global Affairs 478
History 510
Jazz History and Research 561
Management 620
Mathematical Sciences 645
Nursing 705
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Physics, Applied 755
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Public Administration 834
Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
Global Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses American Studies 050 Program  


The graduate program in American Studies educates students to become knowledgeable and productive scholars who will contribute significantly to a wide range of academic, cultural, and public institutions.

The curriculum is designed to:
  • To train scholars in the theory and methodology of interdisciplinary study
  • To develop research skills enabling them to draw upon and contribute to the collections, archives, and resources of the universities and political and cultural institutions and constituencies of the region
  • To foster new scholarship that contributes to the advancement of understanding of American society's heterodox identities, institutions, and culture
  • To encourage the original and creative articulation of research and scholarly contributions to diverse audiences, including other scholars in the academy; undergraduate and graduate students; scholars and professionals in cultural institutions in the public sector; and the general public, through a variety of media

For more details on the procedures, policies, and requirements of the American Studies program, please see the Graduate Student Handbook.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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