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  • A study of American thought and society as a background for the changing form and content of expository writing in the 19th and 20th centuries. SPONSOR: Richard Judd OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Alan M. Kantrow, Harvard Business Review
    1985: American Studies

  • A study of America’s intellectual and cultural history of the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular emphasis on the history of women’s rights. SPONSOR: Richard Judd OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Joyce Berkman, UMASS
    1985: American Studies

  • An examination of changes in the workplace in American society from 1800 to the present, focusing on the effects of industrialization, the development of big business and monopoly capitalism, the rise of a powerful owning class and the growth of the labor movement. SPONSORS: Kathryn E. Ratcliff, James A. Tober OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Jan Dizard, Amherst College
    1991: American Studies

  • A study of U.S. maritime history and the evolution of ship design and function from the Revolution to WWI. SPONSOR: Richard M. Judd OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Sven Huseby, The Putney School
    1985: American Studies

  • An exploration of gender and family in U.S. history and culture with an emphasis on contemporary motherhood. PROJECT: An analysis of contemporary media representations of motherhood. SPONSOR: Kathryn E. Ratcliff OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Lise Shapiro Sanders, Hampshire College
    2014: American Studies

  • A study of U.S. urban history focusing on New York City at the turn of the 20th c. PROJECT: A study of tenement life in the Lower East Side using literature and archival sources. SPONSORS: Kate Ratcliff, Gloria Biamonte
    2014: American Studies

  • An exploration of the ways in which popular music has reflected and shaped society in the 20th century in the United States. PROJECT: A series of papers addressing jazz, folk and rock and roll between the years 1930 and 1960. SPONSOR: Kathryn E. Ratcliff OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Mark Greenberg, Independent Scholar
    2014: American Studies

  • An exploration of the history of women in the U.S. 1870-1930 with emphasis on relationship to consumer culture. SPONSORS: Kathryn E. Ratcliff OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Susan Tracy, Hampshire College
    1996: American Studies

  • A series of essays investigating the nature of American mass media in the 1960’s.
    1971: American Studies

  • An exploration of contemporary U.S. urban life with an emphasis on the social ramifications of urban planning on community. PROJECT: A paper on the city and urban culture represented through contemporary art and film and a paper on fieldwork examining an urban community in Boston, Massachusetts. Photography show detailing the history of a neighborhood through a narrative of place. SPONSORS: Kathryn E. Ratcliff, John Sheehy, John Willis OUTSIDE EVALUATOR: Jim Dow, Tufts University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts
    2014: American Studies