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American Studies and History

Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
Full-time
€18,067.63/year
2173 Points
Duration
3 Years
Language
English
Start date
Sep 2021

Program Description

Studying American Studies and History involves exploring the culture, history and politics of the most influential country in the world, alongside many aspects of British, European and world history.

Our three-year BA degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers. You will have the chance to study American history, literature, politics and culture, stretching from colonization to the presidency of Donald Trump, and a range of history topics from the Crusades through the Enlightenment to 20th century Europe.

Note:
Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
17
English Level
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
A levels
C
or
IGCSE
C
or
TOEFL (internet based)
79
or
IELTS
6
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
56
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (Apolytirion from General Lyceum)
Student Visa
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Notes:

Alternative English Language Qualifications:

  • Swansea ELTS test (SWELT): 6.0
  • INTO English Language Assessment: 169
  • CaMLA - Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): 650
  • Euroexam @ C1 academic level: Pass

Important Information:

  • For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of pre-sessional training programmes that you may take before starting your degree programme.

Curriculum

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

20 - The American Experience 1492-2000

20 - American Politics and Society

20 - Introduction to American Literature and Culture

20 - Making History

Optional Modules: History - Compulsory Modules Selective:

20 - Medieval Europe: an introduction

20 - Early Modern World, 1500-1800

20 - Europe of Extremes: 1789 - 1989

20 - Modern British History

Year 2

Compulsory Modules:

20 - The Practice of History

History - Optional Module Choices:

20 - Hawliau Iaith yn y Cyd-destun Rhyngwladol

20 - Gendering the Middle Ages: Power and Exclusion

20 - Rhyfel Cartref America

20 - The Crusades and the Making of Latin Christendom, 1050-1300

20 - Europe 1500-1650: Renaissance, Reformation and Religious War

20 - War and Society in the Anglo-Norman World

20 - The Welsh Century: Politics, Nationality and Religion, 1847-1947

20 - British Atlantic World c.1550-1760

20 - The Cold War

20 - Deformity, Deviance and Difference: Exploring Disability History

20 - Conflict & Memory: Europe in the Twentieth Century

20 - Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age England

20 - Whose Past Is It Anyway? Exploring the Heritage Industry

20 - Revolutionary America, 1760 - 1791

20 - History Work Placement

20 - Rebuilding Western Europe: Cultures and Societies, 1945-1975

20 - Genocide

20 - Contemporary Wars and Conflicts

20 - The First World War

American Studies: Optional Module Choices:

20 - Race and Ethnicity: American Perspectives

20 - American Word/American Image

20 - The Making of Transatlantic America

20 - Re-Thinking the South: Southern Culture and History, 1865-1955

20 - America in Crisis: Political Culture and Society from the Tet Offensive to Trump

20 - New York City: History and Culture since 1945

20 - Global Political Economy: From Mercantilism to Neoliberalism

20 - Globalisation

20 - Moralities of War and Peace

20 - The History of Political Thought

20 - Genocide

20 - British Politics and Public Policy

20 - Contemporary Wars and Conflicts

20 - The First World War

Year 3

Optional Modules: History Dissertation Pathway:

40 - History Dissertation

AND

History Optional Modules:

20 Monarchy: Ancient and Medieval

20 Cyfraith Hywel

20 Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc

20 A History of Violence

20 Observing Britain: Everyday Life in the Mid 20th Century

20 Infections in Global History, 1500-2000

20 The Placing of History: Digitally mapping the Historic Past

20 Changed Utterly? The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

20 Histories of Empire

20 A History of Sex and Gender

20 The Story of America on Film and Television, 1865 – 2008

20 Stori yr Unol Daleithiau ar Ffilm a Theledu, 1865-2008

20 From Machiavelli to Mussolini: Government and society in Western political thought

20 Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and Fiction

20 The Russian Civil War

AND

American Studies Optional Modules:

20 Contemporary American Fiction

20 America and the Bomb

20 African American Literature 1910-1940: The Harlem Renaissance

20 The American Civil War in History and Memory

20 Clear and Present Danger: Terrorism and America

20 Popular Music and the City

20 Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and Fiction

20 Philosophy and the Social Sciences

20 The International Politics of Space

20 Politics and International Development

20 Shadow Wars: US Presidents and covert action from the Cold War to Trump

20 Contemporary Political Economy: Competing Perspectives on Global Capitalism

20 The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and Legacy

20 Overlord: War, Societies, and the Battle for Normandy 1944

OR

American Studies Dissertation Pathway:

40 American Studies Dissertation

AND

American Studies Optional Modules:

20 Contemporary American Fiction

20 America and the Bomb

20 African American Literature 1910-1940: The Harlem Renaissance

20 The American Civil War in History and Memory

20 Clear and Present Danger: Terrorism and America

20 Popular Music and the City

20 Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and Fiction

20 Philosophy and the Social Sciences

20 The International Politics of Space

20 Politics and International Development

20 Shadow Wars: US Presidents and covert action from the Cold War to Trump

20 Contemporary Political Economy: Competing Perspectives on Global Capitalism

20 The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and Legacy

20 Overlord: War, Societies, and the Battle for Normandy 1944

AND

History Optional Modules:

20 Monarchy: Ancient and Medieval

20 Cyfraith Hywel

20 Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc

20 A History of Violence

20 Observing Britain: Everyday Life in the Mid 20th Century

20 Infections in Global History, 1500-2000

20 The Placing of History: Digitally mapping the Historic Past

20 Changed Utterly? The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

20 Histories of Empire

20 A History of Sex and Gender

20 The Story of America on Film and Television, 1865 – 2008

20 Stori yr Unol Daleithiau ar Ffilm a Theledu, 1865-2008

20 From Machiavelli to Mussolini: Government and society in Western political thought

20 Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and Fiction

20 The Russian Civil War

AND

Special Subjects:

20 The Reign of King John 1199-1216: Misrule and Magna Carta

20 Fear, Conformity and Oppression in Fascist Italy

20 The Great War for Empire, 1754-1764

20 The Lights that Failed: the League of Nations and International Peace, 1919 to 1939

20 The Hungry World: Food, Famine and the End of Empire, 1880-1945

20 Towns and Cities in Modern Britain

20 The Great Depression and New Deal America 1929 -1941

20 The Medieval Natural World: Environments, Explorations and Encounters

Careers

Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Education
  • Archives
  • Heritage and museums
  • Business
  • Media and public relations
  • Law and public services
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