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American Studies

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Welcome to the Department of American Studies!

Founded in 1945, the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, is considered to be one of the leaders in the field nationwide. As one of the oldest and best regarded American Studies departments, we pride ourselves on dynamic and innovative teaching, cutting-edge research, and close collaborations with Washington D.C.’s cultural institutions.

In American Studies, talented faculty work closely with students in small class settings to explore:

  • Diversity and Identity
  • Social Activism in American Life
  • Media Studies
  • Public History and Culture
  • Public Service in and around Washington, D.C.

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