School of Humanities - Keele University

American Studies Degree Programme – Grado en Estudios Americanos

School of Humanities - Keele University
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  • Modalidad:
    Presencial
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  • Lugar:
    Staffordshire
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    American Studies Degree Programme – Grado en Estudios Americanos.

Presentación

Keele was a pioneer in American Studies in Britain in the 1960s, and this remains one of the leading programmes in the UK.

America is the largest industrial nation, and a superpower. From music to McDonald’s, movies to military engagement, it impacts on the daily lives of people in every corner of the world. If you want to understand current events and culture, you must understand historical and contemporary America. American Studies at Keele examines historical, literary, cinematic, political and geographical perspectives on issues such as slavery, crime, power, imperialism, conflict, security and the presidency, and compares the USA with Great Britain. You could choose to spend a year studying abroad at a partner university in the USA or Canada.

Requisitos

We accept a number of EU and International qualifications for entry to our degree programmes.
Please note that there will normally be English Language requirements for entry to our courses.
Contact us for specific entry requirements for your chosen course and country.

Programa

First year

Core modules:
A Beginner’s Guide to Contemporary America
Starting Out: An Introduction to American Literature
New York, New York: An Introduction to American Culture

Optional core modules:
The American Past: Explorations in US History
Debates in American Politics

Elective modules:
Reading Film
Historical Research and Writing Media in America
Transatlantic Gothic: Studies in 19C English and American Literatures
Film Texts and Contexts

Second year

Optional core modules:
The Romance of Fiction: History and Society in 19thC American Literature
History of the US in the Twentieth Century
Burning Crosses: Religion and American Culture
Discovering America: From Empires to Revolutions
From Modernity to Counterculture: American Literature and Social Criticism in 20th Century
The New World in Chains: Slavery and the Bonds of Race in America
Alfred Hitchcock’s America
The Detective and the American City

Elective modules:
Aspects of the Novel
Politics and Cinema
Global International Organisation
US Government and Politics
Environmental Politics and Policy
Twentieth Century Novels into Films
Power in the Modern World
Writing for the Screen
Peace, Conflict and Security
Comparing the U.S. and Great Britain
Imperialism and Empire
Sources and Debates Why
Policy Changes
Analysing Culture

Third year

Core modules:
Dissertation in American Studies

Optional core modules:
Wild Woods and Wide Worlds: British and American Children’s Literature
Film Noir: The Dark Side of America
Words and Pictures: The Contemporary American Graphic Novel
"Eyes on the Prize": The Struggle for Civil Rights in America
High Culture: Drink, Drugs, and the American Dream
Contemporary American Fiction

Elective modules:
Postcolonial and World Literature in English
Representing the Self in British and American TV
The US Presidency
Environmental Politics in the US
The Romance of Fiction: History and Society in 19thC American Literature
History of the US in the Twentieth Century
Burning Crosses: Religion and American Culture
Discovering America: From Empires to Revolutions
From Modernity to Counterculture: American Literature and Social Criticism in 20th Century
The New World in Chains: Slavery and the Bonds of Race in America
Alfred Hitchcock’s America
The Detective and the American City

Salidas profesionales

This subject offers a broad perspective on the contemporary world and you will graduate as a well-informed critical thinker. You’ll have a wide range of subject-specific skills and understanding, but you’ll also have transferable skills which are of interest to employers in many different fields. You might work as a journalist, an academic librarian, a social researcher, a museum conservator, an advertising copywriter or a politician’s assistant, for example.

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