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Study at the Centre for the Study of the United States

The Centre for the Study of the United States is home to the American Studies undergraduate Program of U of T’s Faculty of Arts and Science. In addition to this vibrant interdisciplinary undergraduate program, the Centre boasts many exciting activities such as scholarly research talks by academics from all over the world, our graduate student research workshops and an undergraduate journal published annually.

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The American Studies program is right for you if you are excited to learn in a truly interdisciplinary environment. Our small and topical core courses allow you to keep up with the rapidly changing world and to understand, “what is America, to who, and how can we study it?”

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Dedicated to American politics, culture, and society, CSUS hosts Canada’s largest concentration of U.S.-focused scholars. As a student, you have access to a wide range of courses in both the humanities and social sciences, including core American Studies classes and classes in affiliated U of T departments which focus on the U.S. and its place in the world.

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CSUS offers the New Associates award and a writing award to undergraduate students, as well as research grants and the opportunity to present at a research workshop to graduate students.

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American Studies students thrive during their time at CSUS — read stories of their studies and experiences.