Core Courses

AMST 5000 – Proseminar in American Studies 3 credits

Description: This course provides an introduction to American Studies, including a history of the field from its origins to the present. Students will be introduced to a selection of exemplary American Studies texts.

AMST 5001 – Research Methods in American Studies 3 credits

Description: This course provides students with the analytical tools they will need to do primary and secondary interdisciplinary research in American Studies. We will examine and apply the approaches and methods scholars use to understand the field, such as archival research, textual analysis, oral history, ethnography, cultural analysis, and performance studies.