Environmental, Urban, Regional, and Community Studies cover issues of landscape, geographic, and settlement patterns in American experience and their cultural connections. Located in a region with diverse landscapes and settlements, Penn State Harrisburg encourages students to conduct fieldwork and analyze the relationship of environment to culture, especially in material and visual culture.
Relevant coursework at Penn State Harrisburg includes:
- AM ST 050 The Literature and Lore of Mining
- AM ST 320 Pennsylvania Studies
- AM ST 321 American Indian Studies
- AM ST 404 Industrial America
- AM ST 417 American Beliefs and Myths
- AM ST 421 American Philosophy
- AM ST 439 American Regional Cultures
- AM ST 460 American Art and Architecture of the 17th and 18th Centuries
- AM ST 461 American Art and Architecture of the 19th Centuries
- AM ST 462 American Art and Architecture of the 20th Century
- AM ST 499 Foreign Studies
- AM ST 531 Material Culture and Folklife
- AM ST 551 Seminar in Local and Regional Studies
- AM ST 592 Field Experience in American Studies.