AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

Interdivisional

http://americanstudies.bard.edu

Updated August 15, 2017

 

 

Advising Faculty

 

1.     Christian Crouch - History (director)

2.     Myra Young Armstead - History

3.     Thurman Barker - Music

4.     Alex Benson – Literature (on sabbatical fall ‘17, leave of absence spring ’18)

5.     Holger Droessler – History

6.     Yuval Elmelech – Sociology

7.     Elizabeth Frank - Literature

8.     Simon Gilhooley – Political Studies (on sabbatical fall ‘17, leave of absence spring ’18)

9.     Donna Ford Grover -- Literature

10.   Christopher R. Lindner - Anthropology

11.   Peter L’Official - Literature

12.   Allison McKim – Sociology

13.   Matthew Mutter - Literature

14.   Joel Perlmann - Sociology

15.   John Pruitt - Film

16.   Susan Fox Rogers - Written Arts

17.   Julia Rosenbaum - Art History

18.   Tom Wolf - Art History

 

 

Program Requirements

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

1.      AS 101 Intro to American Studies, or AS 102 Introduction to American Culture and Values

2.      Course focusing on the U.S.

3.      Course focusing on the U.S.

 

The moderation board must consist of faculty members drawn from more than one division. 

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

4.       Course focusing on the U.S.

5.       Course focusing on the U.S.

6.       Junior Seminar focusing on the U.S.

7.       Course focusing on non-U.S. cultures and societies

8.       Course focusing on non-U.S. cultures and societies

9.       Senior Project I

10.     Senior Project II

 

Two of the five U.S.-focused courses must emphasize the period before 1900.

 

The Senior Project Board must consist of faculty members drawn from more than one division.

 

 

Sample Program of Study

 

First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

 

• AS 101 or 102

• FYSEM I (fall)

• FYSEM II (spring)

 

• 200-level course on U.S.

• 200-level course on U.S.

• Non-U.S. 200-level course

 

Moderation (spring)

 

• Jr. Seminar focusing on U.S.

• 300-level course on U.S.

• 300-level course on U.S.

 

• Sr. Project I (fall)

• Sr. Project II (spring)

• Non-U.S. 300-level course