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American Studies Graduate Program


American Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering graduate work on society and culture in the United States — past, present, and in global context. It accommodates a variety of individual academic objectives. All students are asked to define a concentration— a period or problem — and to draw on appropriate university resources relating to that area. Students must demonstrate coherence in ther graduate work and be able to show relationships between their concentrations and the wider socio cultural system. To accomplish this, students must develop knowledge (including historical perspective) in the humanities and social sciences. View the Doctoral Program Profile here (PDF).

Upcoming Events

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 2016, 3:30-5:00 PM
The Disability Studies Seminar with LEROY MOORE
Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Hall Center Auditorium from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

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Greg Castillo
Architectural, Contemporaneity, & "Hippie Modernism"
The Hallmark Design Symposium
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00 PM
Budig Hall 110

Event flyer (PDF)

Professor Roberta Maierhofer
University of Graz, Austria
Gender, Age, and Culture: An Anocritical Approach
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
3:30–5:00 pm
Pine Room, Kansas Union

Event flyer (PDF, updated)

Trans/forming Activist Media in the Americas
An interdisciplinary exhibition & symposium
October 24-29, 2016
The Commons, Spooner Hall

Schedule and event flyers

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26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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