Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2019. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
Your studies will revolve around core courses in American history and literature.
- Introduction to American and Canadian Studies
- Research Skills in American and Canadian Studies
- Discovering North American Literature A - to 1900
- Discovering North American Literature B - 1900 onwards
- US History 1607 - 1865
- US History 1865 - 2000
Detailed descriptions of first year modules
You will continue to study history and culture, but you will also develop your own interests - political, sociological, literary or multicultural - by selecting 80 credits of specialist options modules.
- Core module 1: 'Yankee Go Home': American-Canadian Relations
- Core module 2: North America in Crisis: Culture and Politics
Detailed descriptions of second year modules
You will spend the third year in North America . You will begin research for your dissertation this year and the year counts towards your final degree. Please note, you must pass the second year course with a mark of at least 50% to be eligible for study abroad.
You will have the opportunity to study with one of our exchange partner Universities, where you will be free to select from a wide range of American and Canadian civilisation courses.
Alternatively, we also offer a limited number of students an internship (a work placement) working with the British American Business Council (the BABC) or a company who have membership of the BABC.
More information on the year abroad options
Your final year modules are drawn from a wide range of options which examine multiculturalism, cross-cultural themes, contemporary literature and film and American international history and politics. You will also complete a substantial research project for your dissertation.
Detailed descriptions of final year modules