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2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMST 661 - Introduction to American Studies

Fall 3 Thompson.

This course is required of all entering graduate students in American Studies. In this reading- and writing-intensive seminar, students encounter both current and classic works of the field. They will acquaint themselves with a wide array of interdisciplinary approaches, focusing on both critical theory and practical application in research. MA-only students will produce the first iterations of the Master’s thesis, MA/Ph.D students will acquire Interdisciplinary research skills for use in their two thesis papers, while Ph.D. students will produce the first outline of their comprehensive fields or alternatively, a dissertation topic. The course provides training in the responsible and ethical conduct of research, including discussions of fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism.