The American Studies program is offered by Western New England University. Literature is the core of the program, but you will position your literary study in a comparative analysis of visual media and history to supplement your understanding of the relationship between cultural expressions and their context in social, political, and economic change.Why Choose American Studies?
Combining a specialization in American culture with emphasis on critical reading, writing, and thinking throughout the course of study offers you a unique perspective in the study of history through literature. If you are interested in a career specifically focused on American literature or culture, you will be able to present yourself as a specialist in the field. Not only will you discover a more detailed understanding of our society, you will be able to consider the implications of past events in the shaping of our culture today.
Graduates of this major will earn a degree that offers many of the opportunities of a traditional English major, but with a specialization in American culture that will be recognizable by graduate programs and employers. Experience in media other than literature will prepare you to link your expertise to contemporary expressions of specifically American cultural issues. Our graduates have gone on to graduate work in professional writing and are well prepared for the fields of teaching, law, technical writing, editing, publishing, journalism, and public relations.
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The curriculum crosses boundaries from American literature (including major African American and ethnic authors), to American history, film, and other visual media. It includes an in-depth study of the major texts in American Literature, as well as courses from the University’s programs in History, Communication, and Film and Media Studies.
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