Swansea University

American Studies, BA (Hons)

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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

The American Studies programme aims to cover all aspects of American civilization, examining history, literature, politics, society and popular culture from the discovery and founding of the “New World” up to and including the ever-changing modern face of the most influential nation on the planet.

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Singleton Park (Swansea)
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University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP


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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 BTEC Diploma DMM; 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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5.0 14/05/2018
What I would highlight: Great experience overall, initially it wasn't but then It was great. I am happy that I joined.It was a good decision.
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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 Culture

Optional Modules

Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select 60 credits from the list below. Students will be expected to take an overall 120 credits for the year; 60 credits in Semester 1 and 60 credits in Semester 2.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceHIH121Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Europe of Extremes: 1789 - 1989HUA101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theories of WarHUA102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War and Warfare in the Modern WorldHUP101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ethics, Justice, and SocietyMS-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Media HistoryMSS106Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Hollywood: A History of American FilmPO-118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War and Peace in the Nuclear AgePO-119Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Politics and the PeoplePO-125Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20What is Politics and International Relations?

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

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

Optional Modules

Optional Module Choices

Choose Exactly 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 120 credits per year, 60 credits in each teaching block. 100 credits must be of AM coded modules or from modules in the cognate disciplines as listed below. An optional 20 credit 'elective' module can be chosen from within the College of Arts and Humanities. It is recommended that students select 80 credits of AM coded modules.

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 AmericaAM-339Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Popular Music and the CityHUA301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and FictionHUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of WarHUA308Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Real War, Imagined War: War in Literature, Art, Cinema and MusicMS-302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media, Gender and SexualityPO-3114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The International Politics of SpacePO-3316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Shadow Wars: US Presidents and covert action from the Cold War to ObamaPO-392Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contemporary Security