As an interdisciplinary field, American Studies offers an intellectual home to students seeking rigor, flexibility and creativity in their studies. We attract a lively, creative community of students and offer a world of intellectual possibilities. In no other department can you seek knowledge so broadly. In one class, you might analyze the latest Hollywood blockbuster, a 19th century painting, or a graphic novel. In another, you may conduct interviews with World War II veterans, design a historical survey of your neighborhood, or make your own DVD. In still another, you write about comic book artists or fashion trends at UH.
At present, former students of American Studies are teachers, lawyers, social workers, administrators, writers, journalists, editors, politicians, business executives, and officers in the foreign service.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
Upon completion of an AMST BA, all students will acquire: