Departments & Programs

American Studies


The Department of American Studies (AMST) provides students with an opportunity to pursue the study of American cultures from an interdisciplinary perspective. Courses are designed to examine significant aspects of U.S. institutions, policy, media, and cultural expressions by drawing on a wide range of resources from the social sciences and humanities. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, American Studies attracts students with diverse interests who wish to know more about the United States in a comparative, international context.

The Department of American Studies is affiliated with the new School of Global and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, dedicated to providing Indiana University undergraduates with the intellectual tools they will need to live, work, and thrive in the globalized world of the twenty-first century. Degree programs associated with SGIS emphasize language proficiency, cultural competency, and in-depth training in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. SGIS students will enjoy unparalleled access to a stellar faculty and career-focused advising. For further information regarding the mission, structure and resources of the School of Global and International Studies see

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Contact Information

Department of American Studies
Indiana University
544 Ballantine Hall
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103

(812) 855-7718
amst [at] indiana [dot] edu