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Summer Reading List

Summer Reading Recommendations, Part II

Following up on last week’s reading recommendations, here’s advisor Kevin Seymore’s summer reading list, Part II: 6.) Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher. This is an academic novel written in the form of letters of recommendation and is quite hilarious. As students you might have asked for letters of recommendation. If you become professors or […]

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2017-2018 Degree Sheets now available!

The new degree sheets are here! The new degree sheets are here! That includes the new Pre-Law Option. As always American Studies has reviewed and amended the elective course list to provide students with maximum flexibility and depth in the field. We’ve combed the catalogues so you don’t have to! Know what counts for the major or […]

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What’s Doing with the Faculty (2)

Several of American Studies’ outstanding faculty were invited to present at a one day symposium on Postwar (as in WWII) Culture at University of North Texas.  Dr. Jeff Menne (Screen Studies, English) presented his work on Hollywood and the Postwar Corporation; Dr. Holly Karibo (HIST) presented new work on Federal Drug Treatment Policies in Postwar […]

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Course Offerings

Courses for Summer 2017 (Download) 2103 Intro to American Studies — June 12-Aug 4 — WEB (Childers) 2103 Intro to American Studies — July 10-Aug 4 — WEB (Twombly) 3423 American Popular Culture — June 12-July 7 — WEB (Davis) Courses for Fall 2017 (Download) In addition to the courses offered regularly for the general education requirements (ENGL 1113-1213 HIST […]

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Graduation May 9

Preparing for the Job Market 1: What is my skill set?

Liberal Arts majors of all sorts sometimes struggle to communicate the value of their training to prospective employers. American Studies majors are no exception. In part, this is the collective fault of the Liberal Arts disciplines, for professors in those disciplines do a poor job of helping you identify and articulate your skill set, and […]

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Upcoming Events …

Upcoming events of interested to AMST students and faculty in Spring 2017:   Tuesday, Jan. 17, 5:30 pm in Stout 050 (STW), the History Club will be screening the film The King’s Speech. All are welcome and snacks are provided.     Friday, Feb, 3, 8 pm in the Student Union Theater, the Allied Arts Series will […]

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On Immigration and Nativism, some readings…

Those of you who have taken AMST 3252 Globalization and American Culture, or addressed the history of immigration to the United States probably know a little of the history behind Donald Trump’s appeal to “Make America Great” by “Build[ing] That Wall” between the US and Mexico. In case you want to do a little more reading […]

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