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2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog

AMST 661 - Introduction to American Studies


Fall Credits: (3) Staff.

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  and MA/Ph.D. students will produce the first iterations of the Master’s thesis, while Ph.D. students will produce the first outline of their comprehensive fields or alternatively, a dissertation topic. The course also provides training in the responsible and ethical conduct of research, including discussions of fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism. May be repeated for credit with permission from Instructor and Grad Director.