This course explores the culture, society and history of the American continent alongside the themes and approaches of English literature. 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. In the 2016 NSS, American Studies courses received 100% overall approval. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You will study with research-active specialists in both disciplines, benefit from sessions with outside experts, and can tailor your course to your interests with a wide range of options covering a variety of literary genres and periods, and the full pan-American region. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students who want to develop a range of analytical skills across disciplines from American politics and culture to literary technique and history. 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 editing and copywriting, archive work, government administration and journalism. You will also be well-placed for postgraduate study.