History and American Studies bachelor

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manchester (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years
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The bachelor (Hons) History and American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree course which offers students the opportunity to combine study of the history, literature, film, politics and popular culture of the United States with the opportunity to study diverse historical periods and cultures, whilst developing your own research and analytical skills to a high level.



In the first year of study you will have the opportunity to apply to

study abroad for one semester in your second year (there are also a limited number of year-long spaces at the University of California). The study abroad programme requires that students achieve a strong academic average of 60% (or 2:I) in their first year. Our exchange partners include the University of California, Arizona State University, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of...

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10 octubre 2016
Manchester
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Politics
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Teaching
English
University
Writing
Media
American History
American Literature

The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.

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The course aims to: 
Provide students with the opportunity to engage with a significant range of relevant American history, culture, politics and film, exploiting their interdependence and distinctiveness within the discipline of American Studies
Offer substantial opportunities to pursue, in parallel with American Studies, the study of diverse historical periods, themes, cultures and sub-cultures
Develop in students powers of critical and analytical thinking, the ability to apply these to primary and secondary texts, and to foster skills in written and verbachelorl forms of expression;
Produce graduates possessing the transferable skills of self-management and independence essential for employment, postgraduate study, or further training
The University of Manchester was the home of the first Department of American Studies in the UK, and History has one of the largest groupings of historians in the country.  This degree course builds on this long-standing academic tradition, but also reflects recent developments in the discipline, eg. staff in American Studies are particularly strong in the areas of 20th Century American History and Culture, the South, and African-American Studies.
You will study in direct contact with scholars who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research at the forefront of new developments and ideas, particularly in year three, when specialist courses are taught by staff who are acknowledged experts in their chosen fields, enabling you to pursue a rewarding path to completing your own piece of original research.
The second year offers the opportunity to spend one or two semesters studying at a university in the United States or Canada (see below).

Overseas Study:
Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree.  Exchange partners are offered to all students at the University through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Europe) or via the Worldwide Exchange scheme, in the USA or Canada. For more information about the Study Abroad Programme as it relates to this course, please consult the following: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/studyabroad/
You will attend both lectures and small group seminars.
The main themes of each course are outlined in lectures and followed up in more detail in tutorials, giving you the opportunity to discuss important issues with tutors and fellow students. As you progress to the second and third years there is an increasing emphasis on small-group work in tutorials and on collective research with other students. A significant part of your study time will be spent reading, taking notes, preparing presentations and writing essays (which examine particular aspects of a subject in greater depth).
Assessment is by marked course-work and examinations, as well as written and oral presentations. You will be expected to spend 2-3 hours per week in lectures and seminars for each module. You will also be expected to spend roughly 14 hours of independent study per week on each module that you take.
The course aims to build knowledge and skills within two disciplines so that flexibility and choice increase as that bachelorse is established. By the third year, the contents of your studies are largely a function of your own choice.
The course has limited choice in the first year, as we want to give you a solid grounding in core topics which is the best possible bachelorsis for the free choices you will make in your second and final years. The second year offers the opportunity to spend one or two semesters studying at a university in the United States or Canada. The final year requires you to write a long essay on a topic of your choice in one of a range of areas. This will complement a choice of four or five modules selected from approximately 30 course units available.
Course units for year 1
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalFrom Reconstruction to Reagan: American History, 1877-1988
AMER10002
20
Mandatory
American History to 1877
AMER10211
20
Mandatory
Introduction to American Studies
AMER10500
20
Mandatory
Introduction to American Literature to 1900
AMER10021
20
Optional
Aspects of Contemporary America
AMER10042
20
Optional
Forging a New World: Europe c.1450-1750
HIST10302
20
Optional
The Making of Europe, 400-1500
HIST10691
20
Optional
In the second year you can apply to go abroad for one semester or for the whole year, or instead you can stay in Manchester.
Students in Manchester select from a range of courses offered in American History, literature, film and politics.
Our exchange partners include the University of California, Arizona State University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Toronto. Further information about our North American partner universities can be found here:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/expanding-study/study-abroad/destinations/worldwide-partners

There are four possible pathways that students can follow:
Study at the University of Manchester for the whole year
Study at the University of California for the whole year (places are limited)
Study in Manchester for the first semester, then apply to spend the second semester in the United States or Canada (at a range of selected US and Canadian universities).
Study in Manchester for the first semester, then spend the second semester in Europe (Exchange partners are offered to all students at the University through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Europe).
Course units for year 2
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalFrom Jamestown to James Brown: African-American History and Culture
AMER20141
20
Mandatory
American History Long Essay
AMER20022
20
Optional
American Film Studies
AMER20072
20
Optional
Work and Play in the USA, 1880-2010
AMER20111
20
Optional
Southern Crossings: Race, Gender and Sexuality
AMER20412
20
Optional
American Literature and Social Criticism, 1900-Present
AMER20481
20
Optional
Twentieth Century African American Literature
AMER20492
20
Optional
The American Melting Pot: Immigration and Ethnicity from Coast to Coast
AMER20811
20
Optional
Material Worlds: objects, architecture, landscape
ARGY20951
20
Optional
The World of Late Antiquity: Europe and the Med from the Severan Dynasty to the Rise of Islam
CLAH20022
20
Optional
The Conquering Hero: The Life, Times and Legacy of Alexander The Great
CLAH20041
20
Optional
The Roman Empire 31BC - AD235: Rome's Golden Age
CLAH20051
20
Optional
Politics and Society in Classical Greece
CLAH20062
20
Optional
The Making of the Modern Mind: European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Freud (c. 1760-1914)
HIST20182
20
Optional
War and Society in Early Modern Europe
HIST20231
20
Optional
Winds of Change: Politics, Society and Culture in Britain, 1899 -1990
HIST20251
20
Optional
History Long Essay
HIST20390
20
Optional
Late Imperial China: From the Jesuits to the East India Company
HIST20421
20
Optional
The Cultural History of Modern War
HIST20482
20
Optional
Crisis and Prosperity in Twentieth-Century Europe
HIST21111
20
Optional
Colonial Encounters: Violence, Race and the Making of the Modern World
HIST21121
20
Optional
From Catastrophe to Crusade: Europe in the Aftermath of the Vikings
HIST21142
20
Optional
A History of Europe in 100 Objects: Material Culture and Daily Life, 1450-1800
HIST21152
20
Optional
From Cholera to Aids: A Globachelorl History of Epidemics
HSTM20031
10
Optional
From Cholera to Aids: A Globachelorl History of Epidemics
HSTM20081
20
Optional
The Crisis of Nature: Issues in Environmental History
HSTM20092
10
Optional
Science, the Media & the Public
HSTM20181
10
Optional
The Information Age
HSTM20282
10
Optional
The Crisis of Nature: Issues in Environmental History
HSTM20592
20
Optional
Science, the Media & the Public
HSTM20681
20
Optional
The Information Age
HSTM20782
20
Optional
Science and Civilisation in East Asia
JAPA23001
20
Optional
Religion, Culture and Gender
RELT20121
20
Optional
East European Civil Society: From Associations and NGOs to Online Communities and Movements
RUSS20112
20
Optional
The Making of Modern Russia
RUSS20251
20
Optional
One Hundred Years of Revolution: Russia from Lenin to Putin
RUSS20302
20
Optional
History and Memory in Russia
RUSS20602
20
Optional
History of Latin America
SPLA20361
20
Optional
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Course units for year 3
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalLong Essay
AMER30002
20
Optional
American Slavery: Society and Culture in the Slave South
AMER30021
20
Optional
Hip Hop and Hollywood
AMER30052
20
Optional
Love American Style
AMER30162
20
Optional
Occupy Everything
AMER30422
20
Optional
Harlem and the State of Urbachelorn America
AMER30511
20
Optional
The Visual Culture of US Empire
AMER30521
20
Optional
Staging America: Race, Identity and Exhibition
AMER30562
20
Optional
Cities of Dreadful Delight: Gender, Race and Sexuality in the Americas 1800-Present
AMER30771
20
Optional
American Crime Fiction: Genre, Commerce, Ideology
AMER30782
20
Optional
Beat Writing
AMER30791
20
Optional
The Emergence of Civilisation: Palaces, Peak Sanctuaries and Politics in Minoan Crete
ARGY30222
20
Optional
Historiography and the Making of Chinese History
CHIN31221
20
Optional
Empire, War & Diplomacy in Classical Greece
CLAH30461
20
Optional
The Roman Army and the North-West Frontiers
CLAH30882
20
Optional
The World of Rome: Society and Culture 100BC - AD300
CLAH31252
20
Optional
Culture and Society in Germany 1871-1918
GERM30722
20
Optional
London and Modernity 1880-1960
HIST30101
20
Optional
'A Nation In The Making': Nationalist Consciousness And `Indian' Imaginings, 1800-1947
HIST30291
20
Optional
Power, Culture and the Modern European City, 1840-1940
HIST30512
20
Optional
Empire, Masculinity and British Heroes from 1885 to the present
HIST30622
20
Optional
Refugees in Modern World History, 1914 to the Present
HIST30942
20
Optional
Thesis (40 credits)
HIST30970
40
Optional
Gender and Sexuality in Modern Africa
HIST31001
20
Optional
China & the West: From the Opium War to the Japanese War
HIST31201
20
Optional
From National Crisis to National Government: British Politics, Economy and Society, 1914 - 1939
HIST31281
20
Optional
Contesting the Supernatural in the Early Modern British Isles, c. 1600-1800
HIST31291
20
Optional
Sex, Drugs and Shopping: Readdressing Inter-war Britain
HIST31341
20
Optional
From Gutenberg to Google - A History of Knowledge Management from the Middle Ages to the Present Day
HIST31351
20
Optional
Heroes and Holy Men: The Irish Sea World in the Viking Age, c. 780-1100
HIST31361
20
Optional
The Normans: conquerors, collaborators and myth-makers (900-1200)
HIST31371
20
Optional
'First Modern Economy' and 'First Industrial Nation': The Netherlands, England, c.1600-1850
HIST31382
20
Optional
Witches, Witch-hunting and Magic in Late Medieval and Early Modern Continental Europe, c.1350-1700
HIST31392
20
Optional
The Margins Mobilise: Rebels, Refugees, and Working Girls in Modern East Asia
HIST31411
20
Optional
The Great Irish Famine and Its Impact, 1845-1900
HIST31451
20
Optional
Charlemagne: Brutality and Faith
HIST31462
20
Optional
Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany: Comparisons, Contrasts, and Entanglement
HIST31521
20
Optional
John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1960s
HIST31552
20
Optional
Defining the Deviant: Crime and British Society, 1888-2000
HIST31592
20
Optional
A Century of Conflict? France, 1900-2000
HIST31602
20
Optional
Christ's Knights: Hospitallers and Templars in the Latin East and Beyond
HIST31621
20
Optional
Oil Wars? ¿ Armed Conflict, War and Foreign Power Intervention in the Persian Gulf (1898-1991)
HIST31631
20
Optional
Rebellion for God and Nation: The Iranian Revolution of 1979
HIST31642
20
Optional
Revolution, Reform, and Utopia: An Intellectual and Cultural History of British Radicalism
HIST31651
20
Optional
Making Minorities: Tibetans, Mongols and Muslims in 20th Century China
HIST31662
20
Optional
The Aftermath of War in France, Britain and Germany: Violence and Reconstruction after WW1 and WW2
HIST31671
20
Optional
Socialist Security: The Soviet Welfare State, 1917-1991
HIST31682
20
Optional
A History of Capitalism in 7 Commodities
HIST31701
20
Optional
Madness and Society
HSTM30832
10
Optional
The Nuclear Age
HSTM31212
10
Optional
From bachelorker Street to CSI
HSTM32011
10
Optional
From bachelorker Street to CSI
HSTM32511
20
Optional
Climate Change & Society
HSTM33201
10
Optional
Climate Change & Society
HSTM33501
20
Optional
Madness and Society
HSTM40332
20
Optional
History of Childhood and Youth in Japan
JAPA33031
20
Optional
Bodies, Sex and Gender in Japan
JAPA33071
20
Optional
Fundamental Debachelortes in the Study of Israel/Palestine
MEST30722
20
Optional
War, Memory and Politics of Commemoration in Eastern Europe
RUSS30001
20
Optional
Culture, Media and Politics in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia
RUSS30602
20
Optional
Conquistadors, Chroniclers and Indian Informants
SPLA30111
20
Optional
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The bachelor (Hons) History and American Studies gives you three years in which to make use of the resources of one of the best libraries in Britain.  You will also learn to produce and present academic written work to a professional standard (with footnotes and bibliography), read critically, think quickly, and express your ideas in discussion.  You will gain confidence in the oral presentation of your work, and will learn how to research using traditional and modern techniques.
You will have access to a wide range of resources. Excellent library facilities are provided by the John Rylands University Library which includes among its extensive holdings renowned collections in the medieval, Victorian and American literary fields, the latter including the Walt Whitman Collection and the Upton Sinclair Collection. Holdings also include the archive material of the Manchester Poetry Centre. American history is also well-served by several major research databachelorses dedicated to topics such as the African American Experience, the nineteenth-century US press, and American religion. The English and American Studies Film Library is another substantial and growing learning resource.
As a student of the University of Manchester you will also have access to the excellent computing facilities run by Manchester Computing, which include hundreds of PCs grouped in clusters around the campus.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: disability@manchester.ac.uk
Careers
Graduates of the Division of English, American Studies and Creative Writing enjoy career opportunities in a wide range of professions. The question to ask is less which jobs does a degree from EAC allow me to do? than which jobs doesn't such a degree allow me to do? `Traditional' careers in publishing, journalism, the media, teaching, the civil service and librarianship are still followed.
More specifically, the bachelor (Hons) in History and American Studies offers multi-disciplinary training, which equips students for a variety of job opportunities.  Employers value the transferable skills students acquire, such as skills in advanced research methods, analytical techniques and excellent verbachelorl and written communication skills. As a result, our graduates are highly employable.  Some of our graduates like to spend a year or two teaching English abroad. 

If you apply to us and receive an offer, you will be invited to one of the subject visit days.

35 points overall (core points accepted), including 6 or 7 points in three Higher level subjects, one of which must be History
A2A2A2B2B2 at Higher Level, to include A in History
Grades AAAAB: accepted only in conjunction with 3 Advanced Highers at Grades shown.
Grades AAB to include A in History.
We welcome and recognise the value of the Advanced Welsh bachelorccalaureate and normally require two A Levels to be included within this. For applicants holding the newly reformed Advanced core (first teaching 2015), the grade required will normally be the same as the lowest A Level grade listed in the course entry requirements. We advise you to contact us if you require clarification on the acceptability of your specific portfolio of qualifications.
77-75% with a mark of at least 8 in History
We welcome the AQA bachelorccalaureate - offers will be made on the bachelorsis of the...