This course enhances your understanding of the diverse states, people, cultures and history in the Americas. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will have the opportunity to apply for an internship in the heart of the American political process, or study in the USA or Chile, as part of your degree. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Your course will cover the entire pan-American region. You will study with research-active specialists in the field, benefit from sessions with guest experts, and can tailor your course to your interests with a wide range of options. OPTIONAL PATHWAYS You may follow optional English or history pathways through this degree, involving units in your chosen second subject, leading to exit awards: - BA (Hons) American Studies with English Literature - BA (Hons) American Studies with History WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in a deep historical, political and cultural understanding of North and South America. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You will be able to study in partner universities in the Americas, or to apply for the Washington DC internship program. Your course includes opportunities for work placements, and your study will develop analysis, persuasion and communication skills in a broadened world view. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for a range of careers, including library and archival work, journalism, teaching, marketing and local government. You will also be well-placed for postgraduate study.