What is American Studies?

The American Studies major at Georgetown College provides students with a comprehensive understanding of American culture, history, and civilization.  Students majoring in American Studies view America as a whole rather than from the perspective of a single discipline.  Students choose courses from the fields of history, literature, government, sociology, economics, philosophy, environmental science, and fine arts.     

Students graduating from Georgetown with an American Studies degree find that American Studies is recognized internationally as an academic discipline.  The American Studies Association, formed in 1951, is one of the largest professional organizations for university professors in the United States, with nearly 4,500 members.  More than 300 colleges and universities in the United States offer American Studies programs.  Several dozen scholarly journals are published in the field of American Studies, including one co-sponsored by Georgetown College:  Border States:  Journal of the Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association.


American Studies Program, Dr. Todd Coke, Director.  Todd_Coke@georgetowncollege.edu