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.