American Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to American Studies

CAS AM 200

Topic for Summer 2019: Immigration Past and Present: Understanding America's Immigrant Identity from Ellis Island to Border Walls. Examines America's immigrant identity through analysis of current immigration issues, including the border wall, deportations, the Muslim ban, and unauthorized migration. Combines close reading of primary textual sources with visits to historical locations around Boston to shed light on fake news and misunderstandings that currently exist. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)


Perspectives on the American Experience

CAS AM 301

Topic for Summer 2019: American Imperialism, Indigenous Resistance. Examines the twinned histories of American imperialism and Native American resistance to explore the relationship between the state and Indigenous people in the modern era. Employs an interdisciplinary approach to the study of American culture and history, drawing upon historical understanding and visual and material culture. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)