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Graduate Program

The American Studies Program is designed as a transdisciplinary course of study, meant to prepare students for a wide variety of appointments and careers in academic, cultural and public institutions.

Interdepartmental by definition, the student’s course of study is arranged with the director of the program and the director of graduate studies (DGS) and includes seminars offered in the program and selected courses offered in the following departments, programs, and institutes: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, English, Fine Arts, History, Humanities and Social Thought (the Draper Program), Journalism, Media Ecology, Music, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Visual Culture