Swansea University

American Studies and History with a Year Abroad, BA (Hons)

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Singleton park (Wales)
Start Different dates available
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  • Singleton park (Wales)
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Description

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

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Singleton Park
University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP, Swansea, Wales
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Location
Singleton Park
University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP, Swansea, Wales
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Entry Requirements Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including: International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameAM-111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The American Experience 1492-2000AM-112Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20American Politics and SocietyAM-113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to American Literature and CultureHIH122Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Making History

Optional Modules

History - Compulsory Modules Selective

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 40 credits in total. Either select two 20 credit modules OR select one 20 credit module plus a Language Module Pair (2x 10 credit modules). Overall you must select 60 credits per teaching block.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH117Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medieval Europe: an introductionHIH118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Early Modern World, 1500-1800HIH121Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Europe of Extremes: 1789 - 1989HIH124Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Modern British History

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameHIH237Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Practice of History

Optional Modules

History - Optional Module Choices

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 2 x 20 credit modules from the list below. Overall, you must have a balance of 60 credits per teaching block.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New York City: History and Culture since 1945CY-234Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Hawliau Iaith yn y Cyd-destun RhyngwladolCY-236Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Amlddiwylliannedd a'r GymraegHIH2001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ancient and Historic Places (Study-Trip/Field project: History)HIH2016Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20America in a Nutshell, A History of Pennsylvania from William Penn to Donald Trump 1631-2016HIH2019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gendering the Middle Ages: Power and ExclusionHIH202WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Credoau'r Cymry: Astudio Athroniaeth ac Athrawiaeth Gymreig o Safbwynt RhyngwladolHIH2069Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Crusades and the Making of Latin Christendom, 1050-1300HIH222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe, 1789-1815HIH226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Post-War Reconstruction: Europe 1945 - 1956HIH235Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Golden Age of Spain and Portugal, 1450 - 1700HIH240Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Europe 1500-1650: Renaissance, Reformation and Religious WarHIH246Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Enlightenment and the Eighteenth-Century WorldHIH253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Welsh Century: Politics, Nationality and Religion, 1847-1947HIH2690Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beyond Blood and Guts: Medicine from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern PeriodHIH272Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Cold WarHIH273Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Deformity, Deviance and Difference: Exploring Disability HistoryHIH274Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Conflict & Memory: Europe in the Twentieth CenturyHIH275Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Making Modern Medicine: Doctors, Patients, and Society, 1800-2000HIH276Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age EnglandHIH277Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Whose Past Is It Anyway? Exploring the Heritage IndustryHIH278Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Revolutionary America, 1760 - 1791HUA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Wars and ConflictsHUA207Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Business & EntrepreneurshipHUA208Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The First world War: Politics, Society and culture in Europe 1870 - 1933PO-256Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Genocide

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American Studies - Optional Module Choices

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 60 credits from the list below. It is recommended that 40 credits should be modules with an 'AM' code. You must select 60 credits in each teaching block. you must select 60 credits from each of your joint honours subjects.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-204Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Race and Ethnicity: American PerspectivesAM-213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Topics in American Studies II:AM-215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20American Word/American ImageAM-217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Making of Transatlantic AmericaAM-218Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Re-Thinking the South: Southern Culture and History, 1865-1955AM-245Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20John F. Kennedy and AmericaAM-250Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ghettos, Streets, Suburbs: Cultural Representations of the American City, 1890 - presentAM-251Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20America in Crisis: Political Culture and Society from the Tet Offensive to TrumpAM-253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20New York City: History and Culture since 1945HIH2016Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20America in a Nutshell, A History of Pennsylvania from William Penn to Donald Trump 1631-2016HIH253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Welsh Century: Politics, Nationality and Religion, 1847-1947HUA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Wars and ConflictsMS-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Studying Digital MediaPO-203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Anarchy and Order: Theories in International RelationsPO-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Global Political Economy: From Mercantilism to NeoliberalismPO-222Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20GlobalisationPO-232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Empire Strikes Back: War, Strategy and the Use of Force in the Post Cold War EraPO-239Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Moralities of War and PeacePO-256Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20GenocidePO-281Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20British Politics and Public Policy

Year 3 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Sandwich Year

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 120 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students will have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions and to experience different cultures.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHI-R00Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120Year Abroad (History)

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

History Dissertation Pathway

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students have the option of selecting the History Dissertation or scrolling down to select the Dissertation in your joint honours subject American Studies. Students must select 60 credits per teaching block.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3300Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40History Dissertation

AND

History Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 1 x 20 credit module from the list below. Students MUST have studied A Level French to select MLF235 or MLF325W

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceCY-353Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyfraith HywelHIH300WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a FfraincHIH303WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Y Rhyfel Mawr trwy lygaid y CymryHIH3178Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20European Empires in the East. A comparative analysisHIH3181Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Cathars and the Albigensian CrusadesHIH3216Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Prisoners of War in Twentieth Century ConflictsHIH3319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20A History of ViolenceHIH3326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Britain since 1945HIH3335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Infections in Global History, 1500-2000HIH3349Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The British Atlantic World c.1550-1760HIH3357Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Mapping Medieval LandscapesHIH3358Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Changed Utterly? The Irish Revolution, 1912-23HIH3361Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Vikings, Monks and Conquest: Britain in Europe, 1000-1200 A.D.HIH3366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cultural Encounters, Globalism and Identities From 1945HIH396Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20From Machiavelli to Mussolini: Government and society in Western political thoughtHUA300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Rise of BrazilHUA301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and FictionHUA305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and LegacyHUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of WarHUA309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Russian Civil WarMLF325Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20France and the Second World War: Legacies of the Dark YearsMLF325WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ffrainc a'r Ail Ryfel Byd: Hanes yr Oesoedd Tywyll

AND

American Studies Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 3x 20 credit modules from the list below. It is recommended that at least 40 credits should be modules with an 'AM' code. Overall, you must select 60 credits per teaching block and 60 credits from each of your joint honours subjects.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary American FictionAM-320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Drug War USA: The Politics of ProhibitionAM-330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20America and the BombAM-333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20African American Literature 1910-1940: The Harlem RenaissanceAM-335Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The American Civil War in History and MemoryAM-338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clear and Present Danger: Terrorism and AmericaHUA301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and FictionHUA305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and LegacyHUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of WarHUA308Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Real War, Imagined War: War in Literature, Art, Cinema and MusicHUP301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Religion, Science, and SuperstitionHUP304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Philosophy and the Social SciencesMS-302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media, Gender and SexualityPO-3110Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Visions of DemocracyPO-3114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The International Politics of SpacePO-3117Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Politics and International DevelopmentPO-3316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Shadow Wars: US Presidents and covert action from the Cold War to ObamaPO-345Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contemporary Political Economy: Competing Perspectives on Global CapitalismPO-392Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contemporary Security

OR

American Studies Dissertation Pathway

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-336Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40American Studies Dissertation

AND

American Studies Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 1x 20 credit module from the list below. Overall, you must select a balance of 60 credits per teaching block.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceAM-316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary American FictionAM-320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Drug War USA: The Politics of ProhibitionAM-330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20America and the BombAM-333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20African American Literature 1910-1940: The Harlem RenaissanceAM-335Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The American Civil War in History and MemoryAM-338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Clear and Present Danger: Terrorism and AmericaHUA301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and FictionHUA305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and LegacyHUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of WarHUA308Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Real War, Imagined War: War in Literature, Art, Cinema and MusicHUP301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Religion, Science, and SuperstitionHUP304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Philosophy and the Social SciencesMS-302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media, Gender and SexualityPO-3110Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Visions of DemocracyPO-3114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The International Politics of SpacePO-3117Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Politics and International DevelopmentPO-3316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Shadow Wars: US Presidents and covert action from the Cold War to ObamaPO-345Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contemporary Political Economy: Competing Perspectives on Global CapitalismPO-392Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contemporary Security

AND

History Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 1 x 20 credit module from the list below. You must have completed A Level French to select MLF325 or MLF325W. Overall, you must select a balance of 60 credits per teaching block

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceCY-353Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cyfraith HywelHIH300WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a FfraincHIH303WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Y Rhyfel Mawr trwy lygaid y CymryHIH3178Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20European Empires in the East. A comparative analysisHIH3181Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Cathars and the Albigensian CrusadesHIH3216Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Prisoners of War in Twentieth Century ConflictsHIH3319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20A History of ViolenceHIH3326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Britain since 1945HIH3335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Infections in Global History, 1500-2000HIH3349Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The British Atlantic World c.1550-1760HIH3357Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Mapping Medieval LandscapesHIH3358Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Changed Utterly? The Irish Revolution, 1912-23HIH3361Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Vikings, Monks and Conquest: Britain in Europe, 1000-1200 A.D.HIH3366Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cultural Encounters, Globalism and Identities From 1945HIH396Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20From Machiavelli to Mussolini: Government and society in Western political thoughtHUA300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Rise of BrazilHUA301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and FictionHUA305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and LegacyHUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of WarHUA309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Russian Civil WarMLF325Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20France and the Second World War: Legacies of the Dark YearsMLF325WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ffrainc a'r Ail Ryfel Byd: Hanes yr Oesoedd Tywyll

AND

Special Subjects

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select one pair of special subject modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3368Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Medieval Natural World: Environments, Explorations and Encounters (i)HIH3369Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Medieval Natural World: Environments, Explorations and Encounters (ii)

OR

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3353Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Devotion Piety & Power: The First Crusade & the Worlds of Latin Christendom, Byzantium & the Islamic Near East, Part 1HIH3354Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Devotion Piety & Power: The First Crusade & the Worlds of Latin Christendom, Byzantium & the Islamic Near East, Part 1

OR

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3229Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Reign of King John 1199-1216: Misrule and Magna Carta (I)HIH3230Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Reign of King John 1199-1216: Misrule and Magna Carta (II)

OR

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Merchants & Marvels. Long-Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 (I)HIH3228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Merchants & Marvels. Long-Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 (II)

OR

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3231Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Science, Magic, and Medicine in Early Modern Europe (i)HIH3232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Science , Magic and Medicine in Early Modern Europe (ii)

OR

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3304Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Great War for Empire, 1754-1764: The Americas and IndiaHIH3306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Great War for Empire II, 1754-1764: Europe

OR

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3339Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Internationalism, War and Peace: Europe 1900-1933, Part IHIH3340Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Internationalism, War and Peace: Europe, 1900-1933, Part II

OR

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Fear, Conformity and Oppression in Fascist Italy (1)HIH3254Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fear, Conformity and Oppression in Fascist Italy (II)

OR

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3239Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sport and British Society (i)HIH3240Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sport and British Society (II)

OR

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH3219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Britain at War, 1939-45: The Home Front (I)HIH3220Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Britain at War, 1939-45: The Home Front (II)

OR


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