Classes you can take:
American Independent Cinema, International Marketing, Pursuing the American Dream, American Empire, The 1960s, Geography of the American West, Cultures of the American Left, History of Hip-Hop and Rap Music, Harlem Renaissance
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What Our Alumni Are Doing
Our alumni are working at non-profit organizations, in corporate media, and at primary and secondary schools. Several have pursued graduate school education, while others have worked in university career services and even owned their own bookstores. In short, American Studies alumni make their way into a richly diverse career field and attribute their success to the academic training and community cohesion they encountered at Ramapo.
Looking for internship experience? American Studies majors have participated in programs at the New York Public Library, Mahwah Museum, Jewish Heritage Museum, and NJ Historical Society; worked on New Jersey political campaigns; and have held positions at Ramapo’s own Jane Addams Papers Project and American History Textbook Project. Looking to study abroad? American Studies majors have embarked on programs around the world while taking classes that count towards graduation at home. Our majors have presented their work at regional conferences and campus events, gaining marketable experience in endeavors that enhance their educations while expanding their resumés.