American Studies

American Studies

Amherst College - Amherst, MA

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We welcome you to the website of the Department of American Studies at Amherst College. Our department is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the United States through distinguished teaching and scholarship. Amherst College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts. We are proud to share with you information about our department, our outstanding faculty, our exciting course offerings, and our major. You will also find links to affiliated programs and organizations. We hope that you find this website to be helpful and informative. Thank you for visiting!

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mherstÕs open curriculum has no core or general education requirements. Beyond courses for the major and the First-Year Seminar, students are free to design their own curriculum. With this freedom comes the responsibility to choose wisely and carefullyÑplus the opportunity to explore learning as never before. Faculty members, faculty advisors and fellow students offer guidance to students at every stage to help them explore fully the lib