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BA (Hons)American Studies with options to Study Abroad

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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American Studies at Winchester provides a broad understanding of American culture by bringing literary, historical, geographical and other perspectives to bear upon a wide range of materials including books, film, TV, music, popular culture and the Internet. Students may study at an American partner institution as part of the University’s American Exchange scheme, and attend a field trip to the USA.

As the United States is complex, diverse and globally influential, this programme is a great opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and skills to fully evaluate the complexities of the USA.

The programme is composed of modules which are typically organised around a theme, for instance the Presidency, African-American Culture, Classical Hollywood, American Gothic, Contemporary Film and the phenomenon of Sex and the City. In such modules, ideas and theories about gender, ethnicity and race, and other forms of identity are used to analyse American culture and to debate political issues.

Study in Year 1 introduces students to the core ideas, such as American national character and the opportunities and challenges of modern multicultural America. The growing focus in Year 2 is on American culture and history, with a shift towards contemporary America in Year 3. We believe students do better when they study what they are interested in, so while there are some core modules, mostly students are able to choose from a range of optional modules.

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to American Studies
Transatlantic Narratives
American Genres
Year 2

American Modernity
Researching American Culture
American Science Fiction
American Presidency
Year 3

Contemporary American Film
American Conspiracy
African-American Culture
Sex and the City and the History of American Women
Field trip module (optional)
A 14-day intensive field trip to the USA is available in Year 2. Previous students have visited Las Vegas, driven along Route 66 and hiked in the Grand Canyon.

American Exchange (optional)
During Year 2, there is the opportunity to spend one entire semester studying at one of five American universities, including a special programme at Montana State University Billings.

Erasmus Exchange (optional)
There are currently Erasmus Exchange opportunities with Charles University in Prague.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States