Examining history, literature, visual media, performance, and other forms of expression, we explore the processes of cultural definition as contested by diverse individuals and groups. We ask new questions about aspects of American life long taken for granted; we also use American culture as a laboratory for testing classic and contemporary theories about how cultures work.
All majors will be assigned a faculty adviser. Majors must meet with their adviser during the first week of classes during the fall semester and at the time of the spring semester registration period in order to have their courses and plans for the American Studies major approved. Both majors and non-majors are encouraged to talk at any time with the program chair or other affiliated faculty about the major.
American Studies and Other Programs
Students majoring in American Studies program from Williams College are encouraged to consider pursuing concentrations in Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Latina/o Studies, Performance Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Many of the courses counted for those concentrations may also earn credit toward the American Studies major.
- America: The Nation and Its Discontents
- American Girlhoods
- The Feminist Poetry Movement
- Of Caravans and Narcos: U.S. Media Narratives about Central and South America
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies
- Reading Asian American Literature
- Contemporary Africana Social and Political Philosophy
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application
- School Report
- Counselor Recommendation
- Two Teacher Recommendations
- Mid-Year Report (Due February 5 or for schools on a trimester, when 2nd trimester grades are available)
- $65 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
- Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants only)
International50450 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 50450 USD per year during 48 months.
National50450 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 50450 USD per year during 48 months.
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