Katya Gibel Mevorach
Henry Morisada Rietz
American studies is an evolving interdisciplinary field that is anchored by the interrelated study of race, gender, ethnicities, classes, sexuality, religion, and political culture. An acute sensitivity to the historical context of intellectual and social movements, influenced by both regional and global events, is at the core of such a pursuit and constitutes the purpose of a concentration in the 21st century.
The introductory course in the foundations in American studies explores themes through historical and literary documents and other resources. In addition to completing three required courses (the introduction, a 200 level AMS course, and a research project), students plan a structured sequence of courses selected from an elective lists representing a variety of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.