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About American Studies

The Letter of Specialization in American Studies enables students to shape a concentrated interdisciplinary course of study around unresolved social and intellectual issues in American Culture—for example, questions of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. 

Requirements (5 courses)

Students earn a Letter of Specialization by completing the following program of coursework:

Students must complete a minimum of five courses with a minimum grade of 'C'. Students may take only two courses at the 200-level (not including English 279); all others must be at the 300-level or above. 

  • English 279, Introduction to American Studies (required)
  • 1 or 2 courses in American literature at the 300 or 400 level, taken within the English Department
  • 2 or 3 courses in American culture from at least two departments other than English 

For questions about this letter, contact Professor Laura Furlan, W443 South College, @email.

Laura Furlan
American Studies Contact
Laura M. Furlan

Associate Professor

Office: W443 South College
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