College of Arts and Humanities  - Swansea University

Bachelor in American Studies (3 year) - Grado en Estudios Americanos

College of Arts and Humanities - Swansea University
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
  • Precio:
    Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2015/16 are as follows:
    UK/EU 9,000
    International £12,500
  • Comienzo:
    Información no disponible
  • Lugar:
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Condiciones:
    You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.
  • Idioma:
    El Grado se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    BA American Studies (3 year)


The American Studies programme aims to cover all aspects of American civilization, examining history, literature, politics, society and popular culture from the discovery and founding of the “New World” up to and including the ever-changing modern face of the most influential nation on the planet.


Our preferred offer for UK applicants is BBB-BBC at A-level. However, flexible offers are made on review of the application form, after taking into consideration the subjects studied, predicted or achieved grades, reference and personal statement. For candidates offering the International Baccalaureate 32-30 points. We ask for Welsh Baccalaureate plus BC at A-level. Access candidates should have 15 Distinctions and 18 Merits.


Year 1 (Level 4)
HE Level 4 Degree / HECert
Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

The American Experience 1492-2000
The Contours of American Politics
Introduction to American Literature and Culture

Optional Modules
Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

Theories of War
War and Warfare in the Modern World
The Fundamental Questions of Philosophy
Ethics, Justice, and Society
Introduction to Film Studies
Hollywood: A History of American Film
War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
Politics and the People
What is Politics and International Relations?

Elective Modules

Year 2 (Level 5)
HE Level 5 Degree / HEDip
Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Topics in American Studies II:

Optional Modules
Choose Minimum Of 100 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : It is recommended that students should take 80 credits of AM modules. Students must select 60 credits from each teaching block.

Crime Story: American Hard-Boiled Fiction and Film Noir
Race and Ethnicity: American Perspectives
Topics in American Studies II:
American Word/American Image
The Making of Transatlantic America
Re-Thinking the South: Southern Culture and History, 1865-1955
African America
Issues in American Politics
Paradox of Power: American Foreign Policy
John F. Kennedy and America
British Atlantic World c.1550-1760
The Cold War
Digital War
Contemporary Wars and Conflicts
Studying Digital Media
Anarchy and Order: Issues in World Politics
Global Political Economy: From Mercantilism to Neoliberalism
The Empire Strikes Back: American Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
Latin American Politics through Film

AND COAH Electives

Year 3 (Level 6)
HE Level 6 Degree / Honours
Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
American Studies Dissertation

Optional Modules
Choose Maximum Of 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : It is recommended that students take 80 credits of AM modules. Students must choose 60 credits from each teaching block.

Power and Protest in American Political Culture
American Slavery: History and Culture, 1619-1865
America and the Bomb
The American Presidency: Leadership and Power
African American Literature 1910-1940: The Harlem Renaissance
The American Civil War in History and Memory
"A Hard Rain´s a-Gonna Fall": America in the 1960s
Revolutionary America, 1760 - 1791
The Rise of Brazil
Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and Fiction
The Aftermaths of War
Real War, Imagined War: War in Literature, Art and Cinema
Media, Gender and Sexuality
Political and Cultural Studies Internship
Quantitative approaches to political and social analysis
Contemporary Political Economy: Competing Perspectives on Global Capitalism
Contemporary Security

AND COAH Electives

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