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The American Studies program starts in September. You are expected to follow the three compulsory courses (30 ECTS) in the first semester. These are:
- Introduction to American Studies
- Topics in American Identity
- American Studies Research Seminar
These courses offer theoretical and methodological insight into the field of American Studies. On the one hand, they focus on the cultural and political interaction between Europe and the United States. On the other hand, they examine the ways in which minorities in the United States have forged a place for themselves, both politically and culturally, within the larger society.
Because the relations between cultural and political ideals play an important role in this process within American society itself, the United States serves as an excellent case study for the exploration of issues of diversity and interaction internationally.
In the second semester you take two more elective courses that explore aspects of American culture and society in depth. Readings in American Studies is such a course that will be dedicated to one topic or theme within the wider area of the discipline. See the course listing for other possibilities.
You will also be writing your Master’s thesis in the second semester. Most students prefer to do this in block 4, but it is also possible to work on your thesis in block 3 and 4 and simultaneously take courses or an internship in these blocks. Ask the Program Coordinator for more information.
You can choose between two profiles:
- Without a US exchange
- Including a US Exchange
>> Have a look at the courses (pdf)