For over 50 years, American Studies with its distinguished faculty has promoted scholarship on cultures and politics of the United States. We emphasize the interdisciplinary study of literature, history, culture, and social sciences. Our faculty are dedicated teachers who research and offer courses in law and politics; race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; popular culture and folklore; technology and economy.
We offer the minor in Race and Ethnic Studies and sponsor the Asian/Asian American Studies Undergraduate Certificate and Initiative as well as a Certificate in Curation and Public Programming. We are also the home of the long running New Jersey Folk Festival.
We are a small department, and we give students a great deal of individual attention. We try to maintain a small-college atmosphere within our enormous state university.