Discover America – its past, present and what its future may hold. Study its history, examine its politics and discuss the influence of American culture. If the 20th century was ‘the American century’, what will America bring to the 21st? This three-year American Studies degree programme blends traditional staples such as the Civil War, slavery and contemporary politics along with innovative modules, such as Native American literature, U.S. environmental issues and Latin American history. The programme also gives you the option to visit a U.S. university for one term (as part of your third year) or you can choose to remain at the University of Kent for the duration of your degree. American Studies at Kent is very flexible and allows you a wide range of choice over what modules to take over your three years. With options available in English, History, Politics, Hispanic Studies, Art, Film and Sociology you can tailor your American Studies degree to reflect your own particular interests. The programme is an interdisciplinary degree, which means that you learn by making connections between ideas and concepts across different disciplinary boundaries; for instance, you might be encouraged to combine literary texts and historical materials to develop your understanding. You’ll join a small, friendly and attentive department where you’ll be taught by academics at the forefront of their career who have spent considerable time researching and teaching in North America. Our exchange system with U.S. universities is well established and includes such flagship campuses as the University of California, Berkeley, Mount Holyoke College, SUNY Buffalo and UCLA. We also offer a range of four-year degree programmes with a year abroad.