Kent provides a blend of established staples in American Studies such as the Civil War, slavery and contemporary politics, along with innovative modules on Native American literature, US environmental issues, and Latin American history and culture (including a Spanish language option). This programme is a four-year degree (with one year abroad) and specialises in American history. We offer alternative American Studies degrees, all with the option of spending time at a US university. Each programme allows you to shape your degree into something unique and challenging. For more details, see 'related to this course' below. You can take our three-year degree, with the option of spending one term at a US university in your third and final year. Each programme allows you to shape your degree into something unique and challenging. The University of Kent has been teaching and researching in the field of American Studies since 1973 and is taught by an impressive range of in scholars.