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Which department is best for me?
To start: as the result of a chronic pain syndrome, my doctors have told me I don't have a great chance at having a "career" and will likely (at most), only be able to work a part-time job. This is to say, finding the most lucrative degree is not important to me. I am a proponent of education for the sake of education and the importance of a strong liberal arts education.
Now the real question: By the time of graduation, I will have finished dual degrees in history and political science, with two minors, philosophy and film studies. All three of my undergraduate theses have revolved around the same topic: political philosophy in film and literature within a historical context. This is something I would like to pursue further in graduate school. I am, however, a little stuck on what type of department would be best for me.
I see the options as being History, Literature, European Studies, American Studies, Film Studies, and Political Science.
I am most familiar with history because that is where my work experience has largely been and see it as the most versatile option, though literature/film studies would be the most obvious, but I do not have a literature background. I then see European or American Studies as being a good fit for such an interdisciplinary area of interest. I also see both European Studies and American Studies as both being viable because my field is early 20th-century US foreign policy, continental philosophy, and film history up to 1967.
What are your thoughts?