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AMST 100: Introduction to American Studies (Harrisburg)

This guide is for students in Penn State Harrisburg's AMST 100 taught by Dr. Mary Sellers. It includes historical, biographical, contemporary, and popular sources, search tips, and other tools needed to complete several assignments.

Welcome to the AMST 100 Course Guide

Welcome to the Penn State Harrisburg Library's guide for AMST 100:  Introduction to American Studies. This guide has been developed to help students succeed in Dr. Mary Sellers' Fall 2020 web-based course, which emphasizes learning about the foundational theories, terminology, methods, and sources for research in American history and American culture as part of the American Studies Program in the School of Humanities at Penn State Harrisburg.  This course will also utilize different "lenses" (e.g, art, consumer and popular culture, folklore, gender, religion, etc.) to analyze historical events and time periods in the United States.

Click on the buttons on the left-hand side of the page to see the library's resources that will help you to complete assignments in this course.

If you need more help using the library, contact Heidi Abbey Moyer, hna2@psu.edu, Archivist and Humanities Reference Librarian and Faculty Liaison Librarian to the School of Humanities.

Course Textbooks and Supplemental Reading