American Culture Studies (AMCS) is a multidisciplinary program within Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The program is committed to the notion that people learn best when they draw from a broad range of perspectives. The program emerged from the realization among faculty that their scholarship and their teaching benefited from an extended conversation with people in different disciplines.
Our approach to the study of American culture allows students to explore American culture in a multidisciplinary fashion. Our approach is inclusive, emphasizing the enormous diversity within American society and the many models of cultural study. AMCS coordinates offerings across disciplines and departments, and invites students to develop curricular pathways that complement their academic and career plans.