American studies is an interdisciplinary field emphasizing the integration of the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences in the study of American experiences, past and present. Our Program places special emphasis on studying American cultures through course work, field experiences, and internships so that each student can apply academic knowledge to real-life circumstances. Our Program highlights international perspectives, as well as the transnational context of American impacts and experiences, in course work and in exchanges available to AMST students. AMST also highlights opportunities in the public sector, including historic preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, or landscapes.
AMST puts people, ideas, places, artifacts, images, and histories together in programs of study preparing students for specific career goals in K-12 education or work in the public sector (museums, collections, historic sites, interpretive centers, for example), or further education in professional schools and graduate study.
The program dates from 1952, placing it among the earliest to offer work in the interdisciplinary field of American culture studies. Students can earn both B.A. and M.A. degrees in American Studies.
Some recent American Studies courses:
- Introduction to American Studies
- Social Justice in the 21st Century
- First Year Seminar: Cultures of College
- Cultural Diversity in America
- Cultures of Nature
- American Folklife
- Ecology of Knowledge
- Creative Writing: The Letters of Science
- Pop Music and Sexualities
- Harlem Renaissance
- Environmental Politics
- Federal Land Politics
- American Culture and the Public Sector
- American Civilization: Black Pop Culture
- Gender, Women & Migration
- Latina/o Studies: U.S. Women of Color
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
About this institute
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...
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