Welcome to the American Studies Program in SJSU 

American Studies provides a San Jose State home for the study of U.S. cultures. Our courses, research, and events emphasize the cultural, political, and social aspects of the United States, past and present. In addition to our core faculty, we draw our instructors from departments throughout the university in order to integrate disciplines and themes.

The American Studies Program is a unit of the Humanities Department in the College of Humanities and Arts. We offer General Education courses for the University community, a popular minor, and a comprehensive major.

Scot Guenter Receives the 2015 Distinguish Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a faculty member for exemplary service in a leadership capacity to the university and/or community or profession that brings credit to San Jose State University. Read the article