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American Studies

As an American studies concentrator, you take a holistic, interdisciplinary look at American culture, examining race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, and political culture in a historical, intellectual, and social context. In addition to required courses and a mentored advanced project, you can choose from an extensive course list in the humanities and social studies. American Studies can equip you for graduate work and careers in law, library work, museology, research, teaching, politics, journalism, publishing, and more. 

Department News

Katya Gibel Mevorach on Jews, Intersectionality and Contemporary Anti-Semitism

Watch Professor Gibel Mevorach's talk at College of the Holy Cross.

"Riding" the Underground Railroad Panel Discussion

4:15 pm, Tuesday, May 1, Burling Library Lounge

Diversity in Filmmaking: Independent Film from the Fringes

A screening of films from underrepresented communities and discussion of the trials and benefits of making movies outside the traditional Hollywood model.