American Studies Specialization
The Letter of Specialization in American Studies offers a concentration that enables students to shape an interdisciplinary course of study around unresolved social and intellectual issues in American Culture--e.g., questions of race, class, gender, and ethnicity.
Students earn a Letter of Specialization by completing the following program of coursework:
Students must complete a minimum of six courses with a minimum grade of 'C', of which one must be a thesis, senior seminar, or internship. Student 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
- One or two courses in American literature within the English Department
- Two or three additional courses in American culture from at least two other departments
- One of the following: a thesis; a senior seminar in American Studies; an internship
To view a list of pre-approved courses or for more information, contact Professor Hoang Phan, 460 Bartlett Hall, (413) 545-3694, firstname.lastname@example.org.