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American Studies

Interdisciplinary in Approach. Dynamic in Teaching. Relevant in Practice. American Studies at The University of Groningen.

Comprehensive and Challenging – Entirely taught in English by internationally-renowned faculty, you will study American society from the perspectives of its hemispheric context, popular culture, history, literature, politics, economics, religion and race.

Flexible and Cross-Cultural – You can tailor-fit the curriculum to fit your academic and personal interests by specializing in a relevant course or maybe experiencing the U.S. first-hand by studying abroad for a semester at one of our exchange partner universities!

Practical and Valuable - Your subject-matter expertise in U.S. economic, political, and cultural affairs combined with your critical-thinking, independent research, and highly proficient English skills will set you apart in your future career.

Interdisciplinary in Approach. Dynamic in Teaching. Relevant in Practice. American Studies at The University of Groningen.

Comprehensive and Challenging – Entirely taught in English by internationally-renowned faculty, you will study American society from the perspectives of its hemispheric context, popular culture, history, literature, politics, economics, religion and race.

Flexible and Cross-Cultural – You can tailor-fit the curriculum to fit your academic and personal interests by specializing in a relevant course or maybe experiencing the U.S. first-hand by studying abroad for a semester at one of our exchange partner universities!

Practical and Valuable - Your subject-matter expertise in U.S. economic, political, and cultural affairs combined with your critical-thinking, independent research, and highly proficient English skills will set you apart in your future career.

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Student profile

Do you like history, reading fiction, watching movies, critical discussions about American politics and society in general? Are you ready to confront some of the common prejudices towards the United States? Do you want to engage with ideas from a range of academic disciplines? And do you want to obtain excellent communication skills? Are you ready to open your mind and let in the global issues that really matter? Then American Studies is just the thing for you!

Do you like history, reading fiction, watching movies, critical discussions about American politics and society in general? Are you ready to confront some of the common prejudices towards the United States? Do you want to engage with ideas from a range of academic disciplines? And do you want to obtain excellent communication skills? Are you ready to open your mind and let in the global issues that really matter? Then American Studies is just the thing for you!

  • Testimonial of Sebastiaan Vonk

    You have the possibility to choose courses that fit your interests

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  • Testimonial of Verena Rendel

    The program is a unique combination of American history, politics, theory and culture

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  • Testimonial of Carien Vugteveen

    My internship broadened my horizon and increased my employability

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  • Testimonial of Robert Lagestee

    I fell in love with the U.S. and it's (political) culture

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  • Testimonial of Freya Thiel

    The programs deals with Latin America, Canada and the U.S. in an international context.

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  • Testimonial of Constantijn van den Hoorn

    I have a passion for everything to do with America, from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Hillary Rodham Clinton

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  • Testimonial of Marius Jora

    I like the flexibility of the program

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  • Testimonial of Daniel John O'Neill

    You do not pay for your degree; you are expected to earn it.

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Facts & Figures

Degree
BA in American Studies
Croho code
50623
Course type
Bachelor
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
36 months (180 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Arts
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