Explore North America — its history, culture, society, music, and more — in Manhattanville’s American Studies program. In this interdisciplinary field, you’ll investigate the many meanings of ‘America’ by exploring its landscapes and places in our sequence of required core courses. Students in the American Studies program are pursuing careers in teaching, historic preservation, museum work, publishing, marketing, nonprofit work and broadcasting, and many have gone on to graduate study.
American Studies at Manhattanville is the interdisciplinary study of North American culture and society and is offered as a minor program of study. The program focuses on major themes in American Studies through the study of American cultural landscapes and places.
American Studies Minor Requirements
The minor in American Studies consists of five courses for a total of 15 credits.
One "core" AMS 1000-level course (either AMS 1000 The American Dream or AMS 1050 American Voices)
Either AMS 2021 American Places I: Cities on a Hill or AMS 2022 American Places II: Frontier Nation
One American Studies Seminar (AMS 3000-level course)
Three additional electives (see list of American Studies related courses).
Note: A grade of C - or better is required for a course to be counted toward a minor in American Studies.