Regional Studies Institute

Graduates of the M.A in American Studies should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the foundational texts in U.S. politics and culture and their continuing impact in the U.S. today, especially as they relate to both individualism and social justice in American life.

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the diversity of American social groups and their cultures, religions, and values. Connect issues of difference - ethnic, race, and gender for example - to issues of justice and inequality in the United States.

  • Identify the key features and operating procedures of American political, business, and social institutions.

  • Analyze the role of the United States in world affairs, particularly in relation to the Middle East.

  • Situate their understanding of the United States in the context of the global environment, with particular attention to the cross-border flows of capital, power, information, and people.