American Studies

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The American Studies program stresses the importance of studying the United States in comparison to other societies and cultures; therefore, many of our students study abroad for a semester or the full year (typically the junior year) in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Australia, China, Japan, India or Israel.

Sample of Approved Programs with American Studies Coursework

Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer American Studies coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where AMST courses are available.

Study Abroad Liaison

To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/ minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. American Studies majors/minors who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.

The liaison for American Studies is Prof. Maura Jane Farrelly.

Receiving Credit in American Studies

Students wishing to receive American Studies credit for work done off campus during the academic year should discuss their desired coursework with their study abroad liaison for American Studies prior to studying abroad. After returning from abroad, complete the electronic Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form and make an appointment with the study abroad liaison, if requested.