The sole American Studies graduate curriculum in the University System of Georgia, this program at Kennesaw State University enhances interdisciplinary, builds global learning and associated intercultural skills, and promotes civic engagement. The curriculum blends historical and place-based study with analysis of cultural products and requires to students to apply their learning in their personal and professional communities. The program is flexible, allowing students to pursue work that fits their own professional goals and interests. Our graduate program offers extensive training in scholarship and emphasizes innovative interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration among faculty and graduate students.
A major research project or a project using interdisciplinary methods from American Studies to investigate questions consistent with the program's mission and the student's professional goals. Students work with faculty advisors to develop a proposal, carry out research related to their topic or project aims, and complete a product drawing on the content of program courses and integrating it with new, individualized study.Time to Submit Your Capstone Project?
Theses/Dissertations from 2016
Time and Nationhood: The United States and Indigenous Nations, Frederick W. Tillman II
Theses/Dissertations from 2015
The Legends of Bigfoot: Or How I Regained My Manhood, Blaine McCarty
Theses/Dissertations from 2014
Japanese American Internment: A Tragedy of War, Amber Martinez
The Salzburger Story and its Legacy in Rincon, Georgia, Joann Trodahl
Theses/Dissertations from 2013
The Vietnam War and its Detrimental Effects on Chicanos, Juan Carlos Trejo
Theses/Dissertations from 2012
Place and the ESOL Student in the Middle School Environment, Michael Lee Irving
Theses/Dissertations from 2011
Preserving Roswell: The Voices of Historic Preservation in Roswell, Georgia, Emily Suzanne Fox
Exploring Dress and Behavior of the Emo Subculture, Kaci Schmitt