College of Arts and Humanities  - Swansea University

Bachelor in American Studies and Politics (4 year) - Grado en Estudios Americanos y Política

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 Politics (4 year)
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    Presentación

    The American Studies and Politics programme aims to cover all aspects of American civilization, examining American history, literature, politics, society and popular culture, and issues such as financial crises, the role of the US and other powers in the shaping of the world, the future of political devolution, the impact of new media technologies on politics and society, the politics of post-conflict and developing societies, democracy and democratisation.

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

    Requisitos

    Our preferred offers for UK applicants are 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, a typical offer would be 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
    Compulsory Modules
    Module Name
    The American Experience 1492-2000
    The Contours of American Politics
    Introduction to American Literature and Culture
    War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
    Politics and the People
    What is Politics and International Relations?

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

    Compulsory Modules
    Module Name
    The State and Political Institutions
    Normative Models of Democracy: Contemporary Perspectives

    Optional Modules
    Joint Honours Politics
    Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

    NOTE : Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block

    Module Name
    Issues in American Politics
    Paradox of Power: American Foreign Policy
    John F. Kennedy and America
    Digital War
    Contemporary Wars and Conflicts
    Fundamental Issues in Moral and Political Philosophy
    Founders of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant
    Theorising the 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
    Elections and Voting
    Latin American Politics through Film
    Genocide
    British Politics and Public Policy

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

    NOTE : It is recommended that students take 40 credits of AM modules. Students must choose 60 credits from each teaching block.

    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:

    Compulsory Modules
    Module Name
    Researching Politics 1
    Researching Politics 2 (PO-327)

    Optional Modules
    Politics Dissertation
    Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

    NOTE : Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block.

    Module Name
    The National Assembly for Wales
    Dissertation (PO-325)

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

    NOTE : Students must select 60 credits from each teaching block.

    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
    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

    OR
    American Studies Dissertation
    AND
    American Studies Optionals
    Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

    NOTE : Students must select 60 credits in each teacing block.

    Module Name
    Power and Protest in American Political Culture
    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

    AND
    Politics Optional
    Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

    NOTE : Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block.

    Module Name
    Power and Protest in American Political Culture
    America and the Bomb
    The American Presidency: Leadership and Power
    From Machiavelli to Mussolini: Government and society in Western political thought
    The Rise of Brazil
    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
    Religion, Science, and Superstition
    Philosophy and the Social Sciences
    Media, Gender and Sexuality
    Visions of Democracy
    Politics and International Development
    Quantitative approaches to political and social analysis
    Parliamentary Studies
    Contemporary Political Economy: Competing Perspectives on Global Capitalism
    Contemporary Security

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