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American Studies

View the United States through the prism of history, literature and the arts.

If you have an interest in American literature but also desire to learn how it relates to American art, film, music and religion and how these influences collectively reflect and shape the attitudes and values of the United States, you are an excellent candidate for our program in American studies. You will explore the strands of American culture and examine the forces of class, ethnicity, gender and race, and how these factors form your identity and contribute to your place in the larger mosaic of American society. Exploring the American experience through the prism of U.S. history, literature and the arts you will qualify for careers in arts administration, education, journalism, law and public policy.  

Contact Information

Program Director: Joseph Entin

Location: 3149 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5784