Professor Shire will be on sabbatical from July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

Our two new American Studies undergraduate courses will be offered again this year!

  • In Fall 2019, Prof. Robert MacDougall  will be teaching AS 2310F: American Nightmare, An Introduction to American Studies on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Course Description: In the increasingly polarized culture of the U.S., one American’s dream often seems to be another American’s nightmare. This course introduces key ideas in American culture (including the American Dream, American Exceptionalism, and American Identity), and examines current socio-political movements such as Black Lives Matter, #Me Too, and White Nationalism.  2 lecture hours, 0.5 course. Antirequisite(s): American Studies 2320F/G


  • Also this fall, Prof. Aldona Sendzikas will be teaching AS 3310F: Advanced American Studies - Being American on Mondays from 2:30-4:30. Course Description:  What defines being “American”?  How is the American identity constructed, and how and why is it frequently contested?  This course employs an interdisciplinary approach to explore the meaning(s) and definition(s) of American identity from multiple viewpoints, and within the context of US history, politics, regions, values, and culture. 2 seminar hours, 0.5 course. Antirequisite(s): American Studies 3320F/G Prerequisite(s): 1.0 History course at the 2200 level or above or enrolment in an American Studies module.





January 20th, 2021 promises to be historic, and watching history happen is always better when you watch with friends!  

Join us as we bid goodbye to the Trump era, welcome America's first female Vice President, and discuss it all through the magic of Zoom's Chat function.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm

and you will be sent the Zoom link.

Yes!  It's lunchtime; bring a sandwich.

Will there be prizes?:
Of course!  So brush up on your Biden-Harris trivia!

And, as always, please remember to keep your Chat comments factual, constructive, comforting, snarky when appropriate, and non-offensive to other participants.  Trolls, conspiracy theorists, etc. not welcome and will be asked to leave!