Place in America

Students examine the role of place (the city, the natural world) in American history and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Required Courses

AMS 150 Introduction to American Studies
AMS 362 Seminar in American Studies
AMS 363 Senior Research Seminar in American Studies

Electives
Six of the following courses (at least one in each category)

ART 198 Architecture and Planning in Easton (Interim)
A&S 210 Contemporary American Society
A&S 214 Race and Ethnic Relations
A&S 216 Class, Status, and Power
A&S 219 American Communities: Cities, Suburbs, and Towns
ECON 330 Urban Economics
G&L 207 Black Politics in the United States
G&L 209 Politics, Policy, and Law in American Federalism
G&L 211 State and Local Government and Politics
HIST 251 The American City
HIST 380/381 Internship (relating to social justice issues)

Independent Concentration
Students construct their own interdisciplinary investigation of American culture through close consultation with their adviser.

Required Courses

AMS 150 Introduction to American Studies
AMS 362 Seminar in American Studies
AMS 363 Senior Research Seminar in American Studies

Electives

Six 200- or 300-level courses on American society or culture and relating to a theme of concentration of the student’s choice.
Electives must be drawn from at least three of the following departments:

  • American studies
  • Anthropology and sociology
  • Art
  • Economics and business
  • English
  • Government and law
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy and religion

The chair of the American studies program must approve the student’s plan of study.