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  • Objectives
    As the 21st Century advances, never has studying the history and culture of America been more important. American Studies provides a greater understanding, not only of America's profound influence upon the world, but also of the way the world regards America, in an increasingly controversial context. Within our Joint Honours programme, you will study American Studies alongside History, Media, English Literature or Film Studies. You can choose different modules, according to your areas of interest. You can also take advantage of a brilliant opportunity to study at an American university on a one-semester exchange programme.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements You will need three GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), including English Language, plus one of the following: * 160 points (including a minimum of two A2 Levels or a 12 unit AVCE or a combination) or * 160 points from BTEC National Diploma/Certificate or * Equivalent Scottish, Irish,Welsh or overseas qualifications or an equivalent qualification to those listed above (eg Access to Higher Education certificate, International Baccalaureate)
  • Academic Title
    BA American Studies
  • Course description
    BA American Studies

    Modules currently include

    Level 1

        * American Foundations: An Introduction to Key Themes in US History & Culture
        * America's Century: The US & the World in the 20th Century
        * Cinema & Society in America

    Level 2

        * Affluence & Anxiety: The USA in Depression, War & Cold War, 1920-60
        * The Contemporary American City
        * From Slavery to Freedom: A Study of the Black Experience in America
        * Screening the Modern Immigrant
        * Gender, Race & American Literature

    Level 3

        * Anglo-American Relations
        * A Nation Divided: The History & Culture of the American Civil War
        * Politics, War & Protest in America: The 1960s and the 1970s
        * Contemporary American Literature
        * Special Study: an independent research project

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