American Studies School of Interdisciplinary Studies

American Studies

American Studies is the interdisciplinary study of America as a place, a political and social idea, a set of values and traditions and a people. Through the program, you will have opportunities to examine America through the diversity of its idea, texts, objects, institutions, practices, and histories as well as complex social and political relationships. American Studies offers you the freedom to create an academic path that fits your interests and goals by choosing classes within a framework of required courses and a concentration area. Furthermore, you will have opportunities to showcase your work and meet internationally-known scholars through a student-organized academic conference.

Upcoming Events

  • BCC BoilerFest
    Thursday, August 25th 
    4-6 pm
    Black Cultural Center Parking Lot
    AMST will be hosting a table - come out to see us!

  • AMST Welcome Back Reception
    Monday, August 29th
    1-4 pm
    HEAV G004
    *light refreshments provided*

  • LGBTQ Rainbow Callout
    Wednesday, September 14th
    6-8pm
    PMU - North/South Ballrooms
    AMST will be hosting a table - come out to see us!

  • Spring Fest 2017
    Saturday, April 8th
    10am-4pm
    Memorial Mall / CLA Tent
    AMST will be hosting a table - come out to see us!

  • AMST Annual Graduate Symposium
    *Tentative* 
    Saturday, April 29th & Sunday, April 30th
    Saturday 9am - 5pm
    Sunday 9am - 12noon
    STEW 214A

  • AMST Annual Awards Banquet
    *Tentative*
    Saturday, April 29th
    5-8pm
    PMU - West Faculty Lounge
    RSVP to Brandi Plantenga

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