The pioneering American Studies department at Hull is the longest continuous running department of its kind; with 50 years to celebrate in 2014, it has the virtue of being so well-established as to have one of the finest collections of American resources in any British university. Through this joint course, you will study the USA from a variety of perspectives, immersing yourself in American literature, history, ideology, politics, religion, race, gender and art, culture and film. You will also work closely with the Department of History, gaining an in depth knowledge into the histories of people, themes, places and eras. You will study a range of fascinating modules that are global in scope, enabling you to explore the past from political, socio-economic, imperial, maritime, military, cultural and gender perspectives. You will also have the option of studying abroad in the USA for one semester of your final year on the Department’s exchange programme in a selective range of US campuses. You will be taught by staff who have distinguished national and international reputations for both teaching and research.