The Department of American and Canadian Studies offers one of only a few undergraduate degree programs in the UK that combines the study of the United States of America with Canadian Studies.
We have two Canadian Studies specialists: Dr Danielle Fuller (literature, film, cultural studies) and Dr Steve Hewitt (twentieth-century history, intelligence services, foreign policy). Postgraduate students working on Canadian topics are also involved in teaching seminars.
A level one multi-disciplinary module ACSM105 entitled ‘Introduction to Canadian Studies’ is offered yearly within the Department of American and Canadian Studies. We also offer a number of courses at levels two and three that are dedicated to more specialised aspects of Canadian Studies, including literature, film, and history. Examples of such modules are Comparative Themes in US/Canadian History and Contemporary Canadian Writing. Other modules feature some Canadian content alongside a primary focus on the United States.
Such modules include Anti-Americanism, Dreaming Nations: North American Cinemas, and the CIA and Intelligence Services (see our first year and second and third year module pages for more information)
ACS also organises study in Canada. The University of Birmingham has a number of student exchange programs with prestigious Canadian universities including McGill University (Montreal), the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), the University of Ottawa and Dalhousie University (Halifax). Each year a number of study year abroad places are made available to ACS students at a selection of these institutions.