Majors and Programs - American Studies/Media & Communications

Bachelor of Arts

American Studies is an interdisciplinary liberal arts program. Courses in the program examine the history and culture of the United States, social and economic structure, forms of cultural expression, and political and legal institutions. These courses integrate history, sociology, literature, and media studies and are designed to encourage the development of critical thinking, debate and clear... Read more
The major in Media and Communications provides students with a broad-based education emphasizing theoretical, historical and experiential learning in an interdisciplinary context. Its curriculum is designed to give students a grounding in the economic, political, social, and intellectual history of the U.S.A wide variety of courses is offered both on theoretical and practical levels, in... Read more


Why should you seek this graduate certificate?The spread of mobile and web-centric technologies has revolutionized our personal and social connections, our politics, and our consumer habits, placing a premium on creative visual storytelling. The Advanced Certificate in Video Production introduces and hones critical technical and intellectual skills that enable students to develop ideas and create... Read more

Master of Arts

Take advantage of self-directed study led by award-winning facultyThe Master of Arts in Liberal Studies enables adult, working students to:Enrich workplace credentials with graduate study that is tailored to meet specific areas of need and interest,Access rigorous graduate education that is priced within the means of moderate-income, working residents of Long Island and New York, andEnhance... Read more


Sponsoring departments: American Studies; English; PsychologyDirector: Carol Quirke, American Studies, 516-628-5024Requirements: The Women and Gender Studies minor requires at least five courses (20 credits), distributed as follows:Women and Gender Studies is a multidisciplinary field that examines the creation, reconstruction, and perpetuation of asymmetrical sex and... Read more