American Studies

American Studies is, in its most general form, the study of the culture, Literature and acquisition of languages, of the Americas, their structure, history, grammar and use. But just as the Americas represent a broad swathe of countries and cultures, so do American Studies, which can see you studying not only the United States but also Latin America and the Caribbean.

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American Studies

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
American University
USA
Our 91-acre campus is located in northwest of Washington DC
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
Duke Kunshan University (DKU)
China with a semester in the United States
DKU is a new campus in Kunshan, a large city located near Shanghai and Suzhou.
Small Institution <5000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Unique, new mutli-disciplinary model that results in both a Duke (US) degree and DKU (China) degree.
University of Essex
UK
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Less Selective (>75% admitted)
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA
Georgia Tech’s main campus spans 400 wooded acres in the heart of Atlanta.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Technologically based education combined with experiential learning.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Hong Kong
City Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated and Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BA
English and American Literature
BA
Native American Studies
BA
Mexican American Studies
BA
Chicano Studies
BA
Black Studies
BA
African-American Studies
BA
History and Politics of the Americas
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