Each fall, undergraduates majoring in American studies enroll in AMST 4500 in which students conduct independent research. Prof. Tom Guglielmo has taught this course as "Interrogating GW", where students choose a research topic relevant to the George Washington University. In the past, students have chosen topics such as the legacy of former university President Cloyd Heck Marvin, urban renewal and the expansion of GW in Foggy Bottom, and anti-fascist student activities during the 1930's. At the end of the semester, students present their research at a department-sponsored conference, demonstrating their deep analysis of primary sources from university archives and other sources.
1 of 6Ariel Waldman, “The Association of Students with Handicaps: The Origins of Disability
Rights and Disability Support Services at GW"
2 of 6Sofía Navas Sharry, “Organizing Organizations: How Latinx Student Activism Formed at GW”
3 of 6Ryan Ashe, “Who Needs Dining Halls?”
4 of 6Jessica Reed, “Why Do Graduate Student Unionization Efforts Struggle at GW?”