Courses in the American Studies major from Amherst College expose students to a range of primary materials and the analytical tools to engage them critically, as well as key terms and theories crucial to the field of American Studies. This coursework includes exposure to historical analysis, ethnography, archival research, textual analysis, community-based learning, as well as intellectual fields such as cultural studies, critical race theory, cultural geography and empire studies. Students develop their unique concentration of study from courses both within the department and across the college curriculum. A student’s area of concentration allows in-depth analysis of a topic within a comparative framework that promotes innovation of thought and creativity in design.
During the senior year, majors, under the guidance of a departmental faculty advisor, complete a semester-long or year-long project that acts as the culmination of their work in the major.
Our majors go on to graduate work in history, English, art history, museum studies and other fields and are working in law, academe, non-profit, business, and government.
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- American Studies
- American Studies: Transnational American Studies
- Reading, Writing, and Teaching
- Social Inequalities and Social Change
- America Before the 20th Century
- 48 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History American Studies View 1605 other Masters in History in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application, Coalition Application OR QuestBridge Application
- Amherst College Writing Supplement
- $65 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver (requested through Common Application, Coalition Application or Amherst's Quick Pass).
- School Report
- Secondary School Transcript
- Counselor Recommendation (College Counselor / Guidance Counselor)
- Two Teacher Recommendations (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language)
- Optional Standardized Test Results for the SAT or ACT (either self-reported or official scores).
- Early Decision Agreement (for ED applicants)
- First marking period grades from senior year (for ED applicants)
- Mid-Year School Report Form (as soon as first trimester/first semester grades are available)
- Mid-Year Transcript (as soon as first trimester/first semester grades are available)
International75800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 75800 USD per year during 48 months.
National75800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 75800 USD per year during 48 months.
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