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American Studies

You will explore U.S. civilization and culture across disciplines, in particular history and literature. You may find yourself looking at the U.S. in a way you hadn’t imagined, for instance from the perspective of art history, theatre, government or Africana studies.

Allie Goodman '15 in Budapest
Allie Goodman '15 in Budapest.

A student’s vision: tailoring a major

Allie Goodman ’15 found a major she could make her own in American studies. She loves its inclusive approach to history and literature and how students can shape the interdisciplinary course of study to fit their interests.

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Jack McManus '13 landed a job as arts editor at a Vermont newspaper.
Jack McManus '13 landed a job as arts editor at a Vermont newspaper.

A graduate’s progess: a job as an editor

Jack McManus ’13 was determined to be a music journalist but pretty much selected his courses at Hamilton College for the love of them. He majored in American studies and minored in medieval and Renaissance studies. Not long after he graduated, he became arts editor of the Bennington Banner newspaper in Vermont.

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