As a student of American Studies, you will develop your understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts of the USA, from the earliest settlement of North America by Europeans through to its current pre-eminent position as the world's only superpower. Also, not only will you study philosophy within a thriving intellectual community but also benefit from regular visiting speakers and taking part in a residential weekend (optional). Our unique Humanities Programme at the University of Hertfordshire enables you to study a combination of major and minor subjects to create a really bespoke degree that suits both your strengths and interests. The “and/with” in your title means that you’ll be able to either study one subject AND another subject equally (50/50 split) or one subject WITH another (75/25 split). In fact, you can go one step further and customise your degree even more by supplementing your first year with additional minor subjects. Then it’s up to you whether you continue with your unique combination from your second year of study or simply specialise in perhaps just one or two subject areas.