Choose a Topic

Because senior work proposals must undergo an approval process very early in the Fall semester, interested majors should begin the process of refining their topic ideas as soon as possible, and certainly before the semester of their senior work begins.  AMST faculty are available to consult with you about possible topics.  In addition, we offer the following resources:

How to choose a topic.

Jennie Kassanoff and Elizabeth Esch, Shaping an American Studies Research Topic.”

Past American Studies thesis topics.

Continue to Submit a Proposal.