American Studies

As an interdisciplinary field, American Studies is devoted to studying U.S. culture and its relationship to the world beyond its borders. This certificate provides advanced training in this interdiscipline while helping graduate students to become more capacious in their teaching and research. Working toward this certificate will provide junior scholars a space to think outside of their disciplines and to craft a genuinely multi-modal dissertation project.

Required Courses: AMST/HIST 6000/ENGL 6800 and AMST/HIST 6500/ENGL 6850. In addition, the student must also take two courses (six credits) listed outside of their home department or which are explicitly multidisciplinary in focus. “American Studies: Special Topics” may be counted for one of these two courses if taken a second time with a different topic. The American Studies program maintains a list of courses that are pre-approved to satisfy this latter requirement. The director may approve other courses in addition to those that are pre-approved. Total requirements are 12 credits.

This certificate is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.