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American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #198 (WUR) , DC,
An innovative department with 12 core faculty and 20 affiliated faculty members, American Studies teaches interdisciplinary cultural analysis with approaches from anthropology, architectural history, art history, English, film studies, folk life, geography, media studies, history, performance studies and political theory.The American Studies program  is offered at George Washington University.

About

The American Studies program offered at George Washington University focus on politics and culture, especially issues of religion, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality. Students make global connections with the African Diaspora, the Middle East and Latin America. Related majors are English, history, international affairs, media and public affairs, political science and women’s studies. Minors include Africana studies and film studies. American Studies is part of the humanities concentration.

Students learn theories of culture and how to analyze an array of cultural forms, from YouTube to urban spaces to policy documents. They do this through critical reading, thinking and clear analytic writing.

Program Overview

Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, American studies at GW is one of the nation's most rigorous and innovative programs. With a core of 15 full-time and 20 affiliated faculty members, the program emphasizes interdisciplinary cultural analysis with approaches from anthropology, architectural history, art history, English, folklife, geography, media studies, history, performance studies and political theory. The department’s particular strengths are in cultural history and cultural studies, art and culture, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, transnational American studies, urban studies of space and place, political and public cultures and religion. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Early American Cultural History
  • Modern American Cultural History
  • Critiquing Culture
  • Examining America
  • Proseminar in American Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56845 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56845 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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