American and New England Studies

Curriculum

Master of Arts in American and New England Studies Program Requirements

The curriculum is unique; unlike other regional studies and interdisciplinary programs, the curriculum consists of courses that have been created specifically for the American and New England Studies master's degree and that integrate the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students may pursue a 30-credit program that includes a thesis or project or they may follow a 36-credit program that does not include a thesis or project. Students who elect the 36-credit program must complete two research papers in elective courses. A third option is also available in Public Culture and History. Students take 27 credits in ANE and 9 credits in nonprofit management and internship. Students in this track must also complete two research papers in elective courses.

30-Credit Program
Course Number Course Name Credits
ANE 600 Creating New England I 3
ANE 610 Creating New England II 3
ANE 675 Workshop in Research and Writing 3
ANE 6901 Project 6
ANE 6951 Thesis 6
    15
Elective Courses
   
  Five courses chosen from ANE offerings 15
Total 30
36-Credit Program
Course Number Course Name Credits
ANE 600 Creating New England I 3
ANE 610 Creating New England II 3
    6
Elective Courses
   
  Ten courses chosen from ANE offerings 30
Total 36
36-Credit Public Culture and History
Course Number Course Name Credits
ANE 600 Creating New England I 3
ANE 610 Creating New England II 3
ANE 670 Museums and Public Culture 3
    9
Elective Courses
   
  Six courses chosen from ANE offerings 18
  One of the following 9-credit tracks (below) 9
  Total 36
Track A2
ANE 687 Internship 3
  2 courses in nonprofit management 6
Track B2
ANE 6873 Internship 3
ANE 6873 Internship 3
  1 course in nonprofit management 3

Both the 30-credit and the 36-credit program offer students opportunities to focus their coursework in particular areas: history, literature, material culture, and the visual arts. In addition, the project and thesis offer students opportunities to demonstrate intellectual independence and creativity by developing programs of study that address individual interests.


Notes
  1. Students pursuing the 30-Credit Program may choose either ANE 690 (Project) or ANE 695 (Thesis).
  2. Students pursuing the 36-Credit Public Culture and History Program may choose either Track A or Track B.
  3. Internships must be at different institutions or in different areas of museum work (e.g., curatorial, educational).

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