Choose topic

Choose a topic:

--Choose a topic that enables you to make an original contribution to scholarship.

--Choose a topic for which primary source materials are ample and reasonably accessible. This will make your research and writing much more enjoyable.

--Choose a topic that builds on and extends your knowledge of American studies methods and subjects.

--Choose a topic that is challenging and that will sustain your interest over the course of an entire semester or two-semester sequence.

--Do not choose a topic that has been exhaustively studied, or for which you lack the appropriate methodological training.

In choosing a topic, don't hesitate to consult members of the American studies faculty and reference librarians.

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