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AMST 100: Introduction to American Studies

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

Topics in American Studies

This section of the course guide is divided into ten different topics in the field of American Studies.  These include the following:

  1. Art & Architecture 
  2. Consumer Culture
  3. Folklore & Folklife
  4. Foodways & Food
  5. Gender & Sexuality
  6. Politics & Law
  7. Popular Culture
  8. Race & Ethnicity
  9. Religion
  10. Science & Technology

Click on the buttons on the left-hand side of the page to select a topic.  Pages for each topic will include lists of primary sources, secondary sources (books and newspapers), scholarly journals, popular sources, references sources, as well as associations and organizations that will assist you in completing assignments for this course.