College of Arts and Humanities  - Swansea University

Bachelor in American Studies and History (4 year) - Grado en Estudios Americanos e Historia

College of Arts and Humanities - Swansea University
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial
  • Precio:
    Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2015/16 are as follows:
    UK/EU £9,000
    International £12,500
  • Comienzo:
    Consultar rellenando el formulario
  • Lugar:
    Swansea
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    4 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 Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    BA American Studies and History (4 year)

Presentación

The American Studies and History programme aims to cover all aspects of American civilization, examining American history, literature, politics, society and popular culture, and the also European history and the history of the British Isles, Asia and the Americas.

American Studies and History is a well-established programme. Students study six modules a year, 3 in American Studies and 3 in History.

Requisitos

Our preferred offers for UK applicants 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.

Programa

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

Compulsory Modules
Module Name
The American Experience 1492-2000
The Contours of American Politics
Introduction to American Literature and Culture
Making History

Optional Modules
History Options
Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module Name
Medieval Europe: an introduction
World History 1500-1800
Europe of Extremes: 1789 - 1989

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

Compulsory Modules
Module Name
The Practice of History

Optional Modules
Joint Honours History
Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block

Module Name
The Making of Transatlantic America
Re-Thinking the South: Southern Culture and History, 1865-1955
John F. Kennedy and America
The Heirs of Rome: The Making of Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam in the Early Middle Ages, 400-800
The State of the Church in Later Medieval Europe
Revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe, 1789-1815
Post-War Reconstruction: Europe 1945 - 1956
Medieval Britain 1250-1520
The Golden Age of Iberia, 1450-1700
Europe 1500-1650: Renaissance, Reformation and Religious War
Europe 1650-1800: From Reason to Romanticism
War and British Society 1688 - 1815
War and Society in the Anglo-Norman World
The Welsh Century: Politics, Nationality and Religion, 1847-1947
First World War: Politics, Society and Culture 1870-1933
Occupied Europe 1938 - 1947
British Atlantic World c.1550-1760
From Athens to Los Alamos: Science in the Ancient & Modern Worlds
Hanes ar y Teledu
Researching and Re-telling the Past
The History of the Mass Media in the United Kingdom
From War to Revolution: France 1914-1968
The Cold War
Credoau´r Cymry: Astudio Athroniaeth ac Athrawiaeth Gymreig o Safbwynt Rhyngwladol
Digital War
Contemporary Wars and Conflicts
European Fascisms
Genocide
British Politics and Public Policy
Maximum Efficiency? Medicine and Society c. 1500-2000

AND
American Studies Joint Honours
Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 60 credits from each teaching block. It is recommended that 40 credits are from AM modules.

Module Name
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
Globalisation
The Empire Strikes Back: American Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
Latin American Politics through Film
Genocide

Year 4 (Level 6)
HE Level 6 Degree / Honours
Students choose 120 credits from the following:


Optional Modules
American Studies Dissertation
Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students have the option of selecting the American Studies Dissertation or scroll down to select the Dissertation in your other subject area. Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block.

Module Name
American Studies Dissertation

AND
American Studies Optional
Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module Name
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
History Options
Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module Name
The American Civil War in History and Memory
"A Hard Rain´s a-Gonna Fall": America in the 1960s
Concro´r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc
Renaissance Venice
Weimar Germany 1918 - 1933
Family, Sex and Intimacy in Early Modern England
European Empires in the East. A comparative analysis
Media and Society in the 1930s
Welsh society in the later Middle Ages, 1267-1536 (Level 3)
Invention, innovation and technological revolutions
A History of Violence
Britain since 1945
Class, Community and Conflict: South Wales Industrial Society, 1800-2000
The Grand Tour, c1550 - c.1800
Revolutionary America, 1760 - 1791
From Machiavelli to Mussolini: Government and society in Western political thought
Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and Fiction
The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and Legacy
The Aftermaths of War
Real War, Imagined War: War in Literature, Art and Cinema
Hospitals in History c1700 - 1948

AND
History Special Subject
Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module Name
The Reign of King John 1199-1216: Misrule and Magna Carta (I)
The Reign of King John 1199-1216: Misrule and Magna Carta (II)

AND
History Optional
American Studies Options

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