Graduate work in American Studies purposefully crosses disciplinary and professional boundaries. The proposed Master‘s in American Studies degree program (MAAS) follows this shared objective while specifically embracing what Shelley Fisher Fishkin and others refer to as the ?transnational turn? in American Studies.?1 The MAAS curriculum‘s comparative approach positions regional and national study within the context of the global and vice versa. It also connects with and seeks to enhance existing graduate programs offered by Stockton, particularly the MAIT, and MAHG programs,2 while also filling an educational role not currently served by existing graduate programs at Stockton or within the region.
MAAS in particular seeks to provide an advanced interdisciplinary degree for students seeking professional and personal advancement through the liberal arts. The majority of graduate degrees currently offered Stockton have a professional focus; of the thirteen programs, MAHG is the only degree-granting program that focuses on the interdisciplinary humanities. As such, the MAAS program aligns itself with Stockton‘s mission in the liberal arts and interdisciplinary study as well as its 2020 initiative in global studies. Particularly, MAAS will support the College‘s mission to help our students develop the capacity for continuous learning and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a multicultural and interdependent world by insisting on breadth, as well as depth, in our curriculum. We believe that the breadth inherent in an interdisciplinary approach to liberal education both prepares students for inevitable career changes, and enriches their lives.3
Thus, this interdisciplinary, comparative, and multicultural 30 credit Master‘s degree is tailored to fit a variety of employment goals as well as provide preparation for professional degrees or doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences. MAAS degree candidates could seek careers or seek to enrich their careers in public relations, education, law, market research, journalism, government, museums, auction houses, and nonprofit work.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Midsize Suburb
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999