Majors

Try student-designed concentrations, intensive faculty advising

American Studies Major

American Studies Major

In the American studies major, students can discover the complexity and diversity of this nation's history, literature, and culture by focusing their interdisciplinary study and research on the US or the broader Americas.

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Interdisciplinary Studies Major

Interdisciplinary Studies Major

In the ILA, our majors are not structured on a preconceived notion of a field. Structure and rigor grow from a student's intellectual passions and is ensured by close consultation with faculty advisers.

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Help Along the Way

Sidecar Courses

Students with the requisite GPA can discuss with the director of undergraduate studies the possibility of having their senior project in AMST or IDS stand for Honors.

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LINC Courses

Review an outline of the general guidelines for research credit in the ILA, which includes information for both honors and non-honors AMST/IDS seniors as well as for students interested in setting up independent study.

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Stories from the Pandemic

Writing Resources, used by our instructors, focuses on common writing problems. The errors explained in this downloadable manual correspond to those you might make on your papers.

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FAQs

We asked our current students to suggest questions they think new students might have. See what questions they came up with—and our answers.

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Internships

Primarily for AMST or IDS majors who have identified an internship on their own, our Internship courses allow students to earn academic credit for study related to work experience that is intrinsically interdisciplinary.

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Luke Kendall Small Research Award

The Luke Kendall Small Research Award supports work on senior research projects for the AMST and IDS majors. It is given out no more than twice per academic year in an amount up to $500.

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The Role of Advisors from Other Departments

Students majoring in AMST/IDS are encouraged to approach and enlist the help of faculty from other departments at two distinct stages of their career as interdisciplinary majors.

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Meet with the DUS

Reach out to our DUS to make an appointment or ask questions.

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