American Studies

American Studies Program

Spring 2022 updates

Welcome to the Spring 2022 semester at CSULB!

Starting Monday, February 7, courses will meet in the mode indicated in the schedule of classes. Contact your instructors for further details or if you have any questions about a particular class.

Please consult the campus Covid-19 information page. The website contains important information about and clear steps for planning your time on campus. If you have questions about pre-campus-arrival health screenings, the online vaccination certification formthe campus testing program, face covering guidelines you’ll find answers to those and much more on that page.


Dr. Mizelle, Director of American Studies, will hold American Studies advising office hours on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00. These office hours will be held in F02-109 starting February 8. Until then, or if you need to meet at a different time, please email him directly at to schedule an appointment.

Students should also talk at least once per semester with an advisor at the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) ATLAS network, as they are terrific with the “big picture” issues like general education, timely graduation, and so forth. You can make an appointment with them via their website. We hope to hear from all of you at some point this semester to see how things are going and to make plans for the rest of this academic year, so please reach out to Dr. Mizelle and to ATLAS when you can.

We hope to return to some of our normal “American Studies at the Beach” events this semester and are awaiting further guidance from the university before we announce anything specific. We are hoping to get the movie club, walking tours, and even some social events and hangouts going again when permitted to do so, so look for announcements from your faculty and our social media pages about that later this semester. 

Please email the department chair, Dr. Brett Mizelle, with any questions you might have about the American Studies Program at