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American Studies
An Honors Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Program

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RSS Reader 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 featuring twenty-seven ...more »

Selfhood and Society in the 21st Century: A Report from the 2014 Dartmouth “Futures of American Studies Institute”
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:20:0
Posted by Louisa Foroughi
By Julia Cosacchi Individuality and community are themes that lie at the heart of the field of American Studies. The 2014 Dartmouth ...more »

American Studies Director Micki McGee Wins ASA Claude Award for Neurodiversity Article
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:48:0
Posted by AmerStudies Fordham
American Studies Director Micki McGee The American Sociological Association's Claude Award was presented to Professor Micki McGee this weekend at the ASA's Annual ...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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