|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This multidisciplinary degree explores the dynamic characteristics of North America and Canada.
You will get the chance to explore and inter-relate history, literature, politics and culture. The variety of topics include analysing American film, studying book illustrations, reading modern American fiction, studying the workings of Washington, examining the War on Terror and considering the legacies of slavery.
Our BA America and Canadian Studies is a coherent, integrated programme, which is distinctive in its in-depth consideration of Canada as well as the United States. You will be taught by experts who are leading the way in critical evaluations of North America’s history, culture and sense of itself in the world.
Your studies will revolve around core courses in American history and literature.
Introduction to American and Canadian Studies
Research Skills in American and Canadian Studies
Discovering North American Literature A – to 1900
Discovering North American Literature B – 1900 onwards
US History 1607 – 1865
US History 1865 – 2000
Detailed descriptions of first year modules
You will continue to study history and culture, but you will also develop your own interests – political, sociological, literary or multicultural – by selecting 80 credits of specialist options modules.
Core module 1: ‘Yankee Go Home’: American-Canadian Relations
Core module 2: North America in Crisis: Culture and Politics
Detailed descriptions of second year modules
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year. Find out more.
Your final year modules are drawn from a wide range of options, which examine multiculturalism, cross-cultural themes, contemporary literature and film and American international history and politics. You will also complete a substantial research project for your dissertation.
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