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  • Objectives
    The American Studies programme at King's College London provides one of the most versatile and academically rich range of possibilities for the study of the culture, society and the arts of the United States and the Americas in the whole of Britain, and it is the only programme of its kind at the prestigious University of London.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements -International Baccalaureate 34 points overall including HL6 in English and History -Irish Leaving Certificate A1 A1 B1 B1 B2 B2 at Higher level including grade B1 in English or History -European Baccalaureate 80% overall inc 80% in English or History -USA: Advanced Placement Tests Three AP subjects with 544 including English or History at grade 5 -Australia: Tertiary Entrance Ranking 95+ Tertiary Entrance Ranking, or an OP of band 4 for Queensland
  • Academic Title
    BA American Studies
  • Course description
    BA American Studies


    Year 1

    -Cultural Argument (15 credits)
    -Culture & Society in America: 1800-1900 (15 credits)
    -Culture & Society in America: from Discovery to 1800 (15 credits)
    -History: Problems & Methods (15 credits)
    -Objects/Icons/Events (15 credits)
    -Reading Film (15 credits)
    -Reading Literature (15 credits)
    -Research & Essay Writing in American Studies (15 credits)

    Year 2

    -Culture & Society in American: 1900-1945 (15 credits)
    -Culture & Society in American: 1945 to Present (15 credits)
    -Nineteenth-century American Literature: 1800-1850 (15 credits)
    -Nineteenth-century American Literature: 1850-1900 (15 credits)

    Year 3

    -American Mass Media
    -American Social Movements in the New Millennium
    -Border Crossings: Reinventing American Identities
    -Contemporary Sexual Ethics
    -Native Voices in America
    -Photography USA
    -Poetry in America 1900-50
    -Poetry in America 1950 to the Present
    -Southern Gothic Writing
    -The American West
    -The Perverse Section
    -Victorian America

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