American Studies, MA

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Learning Outcomes

Students must demonstrate:

  • comprehension of the history, values, and methods of interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of American studies;
  • knowledge of the multiple forums that exist for the communication, implementation, and praxis of American studies scholarship in social and institutional contexts where diversity, equity, and inclusion are guiding values;
  • proficiency in advanced research and scholarly writing skills in the field of American studies;
  • ability to articulate one’s own intellectual commitments and professional goals within and in relationship to the field;
  • hands-on participation in university certificate programs, community-based projects and internships, or digital humanities projects, training in college teaching pedagogy where consistent with their individual development plan; and
  • critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills that are central to being an effective teaching assistant in university or college courses numbered in the 1000 range, and creation of a teaching portfolio.