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US Studies - History, Literature, Political Science, and Public Policy

Duke Kunshan University

48 months
55880 USD/year
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The US Studies - History, Literature, Political Science, and Public Policy major from Duke Kunshan University fosters an understanding of the ideas, cultures, art, institutions, aspirations, and realities that have played an important role in the development of American society and public life. 


America is a unique experiment in self-governance, economic formation, and cultural production. It is rooted in Puritan settlement and the American Revolution and has been reshaped from the beginning by racial, religious, regional, linguistic, and sexual minorities upwardly mobile and on-the-make. U.S. nationality therefore includes both patriotic nationalism and pointed dissent. There is also a long history to U.S. connections with Asia and of Asian—especially Chinese—impact on the United States, which is now taking on ever greater force as China and the United States engage on the global stage. 

Key Features

The US Studies - History, Literature, Political Science, and Public Policy major from Duke Kunshan University is both an appreciation and a critique. It captures the utopian impulse in the American narrative, its far-reaching and inspiring vision, and its many successes including the achievement of a revelatory ironic and self-critical literature.  It also examines ideas of nationhood that transcend national boundaries and forms of nationalist ideology that have produced anti-nationalist dissent. The courses offered in the program examine the formation of historical, philosophical, religious, social, artistic and political traditions that shape American political thought, institutions, culture and literature. Students can choose among four disciplinary tracks with the overall US Studies major: History, Literature, Political Science, and Public Policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The American Romance of Self-Making
  • American Otherness and Otherness in America
  • American Ideas and the Idea of America
  • Democratic Institutions in America
  • America in the World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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136 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High academic credentials and passion for learning
    • Strong English language competency
    • Strong interest in Duke Kunshan's innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum
    • An adventurous spirit and creative thinking orientation
    • A demonstrated desire to have an impact and succeed in life
    • Excited at the unique leadership opportunity being a member of the inaugural class provides

Tuition Fee

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    55880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55880 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Kunshan

3980 - 6290 CNY /month
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