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American Studies, B.A.

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About

There is some form of writing in all American Studies courses: for example, traditional essays and research papers, but also book, film, music, and exhibition reviews, autobiographical and ethnographic writing, journal entries, oral histories, among other possibilities. Like other disciplines, American Studies values and promotes clear, concise prose and coherent arguments informed by evidence, reason, analytical thought, and creativity. We want AM majors and minors to think in an interdisciplinary manner and to do research that cuts across and bridges traditional disciplinary lines. We want them to be able to use-competently, critically, and creatively-primary and secondary sources. We want them to be able to design and execute research projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The American City
  • American Cultural Geographies
  • Basketball
  • Civil War in American Memory
  • A Humorous (Dis)Course
  • Myth and Symbol in America
  • The Wizard of Oz

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    96

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Preparation for Skidmore should include a minimum of four years of English, three or more years of mathematics, three or more years of social science, three or more years of science, and three or more years of a foreign language.

International students and U.S. citizens studying abroad must submit:

  • Transcripts of all secondary- and university-level work completed or currently in progress;
  • SAT or ACT examination results are required if English is not your first language and you have not attended a high school for at least three years where English is the only language of instruction;
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is also required if English is not your first language. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52400 USD/year
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  • National

    52400 USD/year
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Living costs for Saratoga Springs

  • 1282 - 2800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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