American Studies

Faculty List

Professor and Director 
Nic Sammond

Alexandra Rahr, Ph.D.


The American Studies Program is designed to provide students with a broad, yet deep, education about the United States. To ensure breadth, students are required to take two interdisciplinary core courses that range widely both with respect to the themes covered and disciplinary perspectives applied. As well, the Program offers a wide selection of courses from participating departments and programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science, giving students broad exposure to fundamental themes of American life. To ensure depth, the American Studies Program relies heavily on upper level courses, including its own capstone seminars at the 400-level.