The American Studies Media Culture Program (ASMCP) teaches undergraduates to develop digital literacy through engagement with a variety of digital platforms.  The ASMCP holds workshops and discussions with several campus partners to evaluate new media’s influence on our personal and professional lives.  

Students receive several unique benefits for enrolling in the ASMCP, including

  • 1.5 credits toward a degree for each semester of participation (3 credits for an academic year)
  • indispensible networking and collaboration opportunities with peers, graduate students, faculty, and alumni
  • experience helping to plan, organize, and execute a symposium that focuses on undergraduate digital humanities work around the university
  • attending the Eastern American Studies (EAS) Conference in the Spring;
  • and learning new media skills such as blogging, podcasting, and video essay editing that will empower students to create innovative scholarship, while developing professional skills necessary for a career in the 21st century.

To earn these benefits students are required to

  • complete monthly assignments and a group project
  • participate in all program meetings
  • maintain and contribute to the ASMCP blog;
  • and share their voices with the Rutgers community.  


For questions, comments, or concerns please contact the ASMCP Coordinator Christopher Rzigalinski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit his office in the Ruth Adams Building, Room 016.


To check out student work and participate in the conversation, log on to the ASMCP blog at

You can also follow the ASMCP on Facebook ( and Twitter (@ASMediaCultureP) for the latest information about ASMCP events.    

The next meeting is November 1: Click here for more info!