American Studies (Latin America) - BA (Hons)

University of Kent
En Canterbury (Inglaterra)

£ 9.000 - ($ 178.811)
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    4 Years

Kent provides a blend of established staples in American Studies such as the Civil War, slavery and contemporary politics, along with innovative modules on Native American literature, US environmental issues, and Latin American history and culture (including a Spanish language option). A wide range of modules are on offer in both three- and four-year programmes.

This programme is a four-year degree (with one year abroad) and specialises in Latin American history. We offer alternative American Studies degrees, all with the option of spending time at a US university. Each programme allows you to shape your degree into something unique and challenging. For more details, see 'related to this course' below.

The University of Kent has been teaching and researching in the field of American Studies since 1973. The programme is taught by an impressive range of internationally recognised scholars who specialise in American film, literature, history and politics. Students are encouraged to visit the United States or Latin America through our exchange system.

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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

American Politics
American History
Hispanic culture
Latin American History


The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.  Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

EN303 - Introduction to American Studies (30 credits)

LS300 - Learning Spanish 3 (Post A Level) (30 credits)

LS302 - Intensive Learning Spanish 1 (Beginners) (30 credits)

LS312 - Introduction to Hispanic Culture (15 credits)

LS313 - Introduction to Hispanic Culture (15 credits)

MU327 - Understanding Popular Styles (15 credits)

PO305 - International History and International Relations (15 credits)

PO327 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (15 credits)

EN331 - Readings in the Twentieth Century (30 credits)

EN332 - Writing America (30 credits)

EN333 - Romanticism and Critical Theory (30 credits)

HA355 - Introduction to the History of Art (30 credits)

FI315 - Film Theory (30 credits)

HA314 - Introduction to Contemporary Art (15 credits)

HA315 - Introduction to Contemporary Art (30 credits)

HA354 - Introduction to the History of Art (15 credits)

HA361 - Introduction to Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art (15 credits)

HA362 - Introduction to Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art (30 credits)

HI390 - The Emergence of America:From European Settlement to 1880 (15 credits)

HI391 - The Rise of the United States Since 1880 (15 credits)

HI426 - Making History: Theory and Practice (30 credits)

FI313 - Film Style (30 credits)

FI314 - Hollywood Studios (30 credits)

FI316 - Film Histories (30 credits)

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

EN665 - American Studies: Reputations (30 credits)

LS504 - Learning Spanish 3B(Intensive Post A-Level) (30 credits)

LS505 - Learning Spanish 4 (30 credits)

LS562 - The Legacy of Inequality: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (15 credits)

HI5023 - The American Civil War Era 1848-1877 (30 credits)

HI6056 - The British Atlantic World c.1580-1763 (30 credits)

HI795 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental (30 credits)

LS571 - After Dictatorship: Spain and Latin America (15 credits)

PO617 - Contemporary Politics and Government in the United States (30 credits)

EN675 - Declaring Independence: 19th Century US Literature (30 credits)

CP627 - Science Fiction: History and Innovation (30 credits)

EN677 - The Contemporary (30 credits)

EN695 - Empire, New Nations and Migration (30 credits)

EN721 - American Modernities: US Literature in the 20th Century (30 credits)

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Year abroad

Students on the four-year programmes spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 at one of our partner universities in South America taking specialist courses.

Possible modules may include:

HU503 - Humanities Study Abroad Module (Year) (120 credits)

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

HI560 - American Studies Extended Essay (30 credits)

LS506 - Learning Spanish 5 (30 credits)

LS554 - Writing the Cuban Revolution (15 credits)

LS563 - Terrorism and State Terror in Latin America (15 credits)

HI796 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental (30 credits)

HI5024 - The American Civil War Era 1848-1877 (30 credits)

HI5072 - The American Revolution (30 credits)

PO616 - The Politics of Trust (in the USA) (15 credits)

EN703 - The 'Real' America: Class and Culture in the American Gilded Age (30 credits)

EN714 - Utopia: Philosophy and Literature (30 credits)

EN716 - Marxism, Literature and Culture (30 credits)

FI584 - The Gothic in Film (30 credits)

EN676 - Cross-Cultural Coming-of-Age Narratives (30 credits)

EN667 - Harlem to Hogan's Alley: Black Writing in North America (30 credits)

EN588 - Innovation and Experiment in New York, 1945-2015 (30 credits)

EN623 - Native American Literature (30 credits)

EN658 - American Crime Fiction (30 credits)

EN661 - The Stranger (30 credits)

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage.

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