2 Hours. Students pursue a research topic and write a thesis under supervision of an American Studies graduate faculty member. Restricted to students enrolled in the American Studies graduate program. Note: Cannot be taken by students who have completed or have enrolled in AMST 5993 Public Internship in American Studies. Any combination may be taken for up to six hours maximum credit. Prerequisite: 21 hours completed in the American Studies program, including AMST 5923.