University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

American History

You’ll develop your skills as a historian through comprehensive study of one of the most intriguing and influential nations in the world. You’ll have the chance to study with internationally renowned academics working in Native American, African American, gender, urban and diplomatic history. You’ll gain a detailed knowledge of the founding of the American nation, indigenous history and culture, the workings of the U.S. government and legal system, the black freedom struggle, as well as the Cold War and America’s role in the world. You’ll also gain first-hand experience of the US by spending your third year there before returning to UEA to complete your degree in your fourth year. Or you could add a comparative dimension to your understanding by studying in Canada or spending one semester of your year abroad in Australia, New Zealand, or Hong Kong and the other semester in the US. Whichever path you choose through your studies, this degree will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how America has shaped and been shaped by the world around us. You’ll learn about the relationship between culture and politics, while gaining an in-depth knowledge of the forces that transform societies and forge nations. An American History degree will not only provide you with the analytical tools to better comprehend the United States, but also to grapple with the key political issues that shape our society today. **Course Structure** **Year 1** In your first year you’ll acquire a comprehensive historical overview of the United States. You’ll analyse a series of American icons - including the Stars and Stripes, the cowboy and the prison, using them as a way to think about important issues that have shaped the American national consciousness. You’ll explore key historical topics such as the American Revolution and the writing of the Constitution, the Civil War, the Jazz Age and Cold War. You’ll be encouraged to interrogate the meaning of history, how it has been written and interpreted, while cultivating the skills needed to study history at university level. **Year 2** In your second year you’ll take one compulsory module in the Autumn semester – Exceptional States: U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History. This interdisciplinary module allows you to delve more deeply into the foundational ideas that have animated and shaped the construction of the American nation. At this stage of your degree, you’ll also embark on academic specialisation, meaning that the remaining credits for the year will be drawn from modules you choose. Modules currently on offer cover a broad range of topics such as gender and sexuality, US foreign policy, histories of power and protest as well as the cultural history of American music and film. **Year 3** You’ll spend your third year abroad; an invaluable academic and cultural experience, one that most students consider to be the highlight of their time at university. For further details, visit the Study Abroad section of UEA's website: **www.uea.ac.uk/study/study-abroad** **Year 4** In your fourth year you’ll be able to choose three optional modules relating to the research specialisms of academic staff within the department. You’ll also complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice guided by a supervisor. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300