Office of Programmes
What is it about
In an era of globalization, which is often seen as synonymous with Americanization, American Studies, with particular emphasis on the United States of America, equips students with the breadth of knowledge and critical frame of mind to understand both what constitutes America and American identity, and the extent of America's influence on the world. The modules on offer emphasize interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the study of American society and culture. Modules examine U.S. history, politics, law, business and economics, and various areas of cultural production, such as literature, film and drama.
While the FASS does not currently offer a major in American Studies, modules are open to students from all disciplines as electives. Modules are cross-listed from the Departments of English and History under the auspices of the Office of Programmes.
Modular Credits obtained from reading American Studies modules are credited as Unrestricted Electives.