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Dr. Carol Singley
Department of English
856-225-6629
Armitage Hall
311 North Fifth Street
Camden New Jersey 08102
United States

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Required Courses

Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Interdisciplinary Minor (18 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits):

50:050:201  Introduction to American Studies
Using one or more major figures as a focal point, this interdisciplinary course introduces students to the issues, materials, and methodologies of American studies.  Students develop analytical and research tools necessary to understand both the diversity of American experience and the formation of a national culture.  Readings include primary sources and recent scholarship.  In addition to Walt Whitman, who lived and wrote in Camden, other figures who raise important issues and problems in the development of American culture and civilization will be examined. 

50:050:301  American Studies Seminar
Open to minors only.  This course integrates the experiences of students through readings and discussions about American culture and about the evolving field of American studies.  Taken in the senior year. 

50:050:401  Independent Study in American Studies
Under the direction of faculty, students research a selected topic or complete an internship at a local museum, library, or historical site.  Taken in the senior year.