American Studies Program Queens College - CUNY
Klapper Hall Room 345 / Telephone 718-997-4633
Examples of Student Programs and Student Work
Coursework / Publication As part of
a seminar on Native American literature with Dr. Bette S. Weidman,
students from 1995 - 1997 reviewed 100 Native American works
and produced a handsome bigbligraphy that included their
reviews. The project was supported by grants from FIPSE and the
QC Foundation. The student work was titled Native American Languages in Print - A Student Research Project, and was published on-campus (image of cover and first page). It has just been published in its entirety in 2006 in a special Winter / Spring 2006 issue of The American Indian Quarterly, a prestigious scholarly journal in the field. The issue is devoted to Native Langages and language recovery.
Programs The following
examples show the wide latitude permitted to students in selection of
courses. Combined with accessible advising, this feature can help
you tailor your major to your own interests.
One student shaped his American Studies major to combine American
anthropology and environmental science, and added a minor in secondary
education. He won admission to a Study Abroad program in British
Columbia, living with and learing from Native people of the Northwest
2) A student designed his American Studies major to combine American
literature, history, and sociology. He plans to write and Honors
thesis on the evolution of Concord, Massachusetts, as a 19th century
3) Another student included political science, history, and music in
her American Studies program in order to develop a research project on
politics and art in the Broadway theater.