|Faculty:||Arts and Humanities / Art, Media and American Studies
|Field of Study:||American History (United States)
|Description:||Study America?s emergence as a world superpower and its influence on global culture through an understanding of the history of the United States and its people. On this degree programme you will track the American story from the Revolution through the years of slavery and Civil War, the conquest and settlement of the West, and the development of modern society. You will study Native American history as well as the history of enslaved communities in the Old South, the struggles of black civil rights activists, and the crucial decisions of Presidents ? who, by the atomic age of the Cold War, held the fate of humanity in their hands. By the end of your degree, you will not only know the American story in depth, you will also have a keen understanding of how much our world has been shaped by this young nation, and how the history of the United States is intimately connected with that of the rest of the globe.
You will study with internationally renowned academics working in the fields of Native American, African American gender, urban and diplomatic history. Optional modules will provide you with detailed knowledge of the founding of the American nation, indigenous history and culture, the workings of the US government and legal system, the black freedom struggle, as well as the Cold War and America?s role in the world. Compulsory modules will introduce you to key themes, ideas and methods vital to understanding the American past, while you will also be able to tailor your degree to reflect your research interests by choosing from a range of modules available to you in the second and final years of your study. Through your studies you will develop your skills as a historian, cultivating vital skills of research, analysis and communication. In addition to this you will develop a keen understanding of the close relationship between history and power that will enable you to better grapple with the key political issues that shape our society today.
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Tuition fee is converted from £15,300 and is subject to change due to exchange rates.