Bachelors in Social Sciences

American Studies


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American studies presents the historical, economic, political, and cultural impact of the United States on other nations and people throughout the world. The field also concentrates on the cultural diversity and ways in which American culture has influenced thinking, behaviour and culture outside the U.S. American studies incorporates knowledge from history, sociology, law, gender studies and film and theatre studies.

Courses of American studies offer knowledge on American cultural studies, American literature, American history, political institutions, American democracy, American movie industry, significance of American slavery, Civil Rights Movement, American consumer culture, and more. Some programmes also include information about different types of American communities such as Indian American, African American, Asian American, and more.

The American studies discipline equips students with a broad range of skills like the ability to analyse, compare and interpret socio-cultural concepts, as well as apply theory to practical examples. Students are prepared to analyse linguistic structures and communication situations, texts and literary works.

Graduates may find jobs like: teachers, documentarists, research assistants, cultural programs coordinators, translators.

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Suggested Bachelors in American Studies

B.A. American Studies

The track American Studies offers you the possibility of immersing yourself in the culture, literature, history, politics and media of the United States. How do we make sense of 'America' when it contains so many different peoples, histories and cultures? How can such a country elect first Obama and then Trump? And why and in what ways is America a global power? This programme allows you to gain an in-depth understanding of one of today's most influential countries in the world: the ideas and values driving it, the history and politics shaping it, and the local and global cultures to which this has given shape. While you are learning this, you will be working hard to learn to speak and write American English at a professional level of fluency.

B.A. American Studies

The American Studies major at University of South Florida is designed for students who seek to understand the cultural patterns, beliefs and values that have unified and sometimes divided Americans.

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B.A. American Culture and Literature

The Department of American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The department offers a course selection that examines the United States in all its complexity, integrating literature, culture, and history.