American Studies at the University of Sydney

American Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study incorporating units of study from the Departments of English, Film Studies, History, Government and Music, and based in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry.

There is a rich history of research and teaching on the United States in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, particularly in the departments of History and English. Both those departments have the largest concentration of academics working on the United States of any university in Australia. Fisher Library holds the most extensive collections of American material of any library in Australia. The Faculty also offers the widest range of undergraduate units of study focused on the United States of any Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in Australia. From 2007, the University of Sydney is also the home of the new Federal government sponsored United States Studies Centre, which will bring leading Australian and American experts to the university, and offer postgraduate programs of study.