This is for you if you are fascinated by the United States and want to learn more about its literature, history, visual culture, and politics.
This course offers the same teaching programme as BA American Studies. However, you will have the opportunity to spend a year at one of our American and Canadian partner institutions.
You will take modules in each of the two semesters abroad in any American subjects of your choice. This gives you the chance to study modules on subjects you have not done before as well as those which develop your knowledge further in areas you have already covered. You will also devote one of your modules abroad to researching your final-year dissertation under the supervision of an American tutor. You will be expected to produce a photographic essay of your time abroad. For further details, please see the course page on the University website.
Studying abroad is not just for people who are interested in travelling and meeting new people. It is about acquiring life skills that are becoming increasingly significant for a wide range of jobs in our modern globalised society. Whether you go on to work in the private sector, the state sector, a non-governmental organisation or become self-employed you will find the experience invaluable. Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester; please see our website for further details.
Assessment methods are varied. Our major forms of assessment are submitted essays, blogs, passage analysis, and written exams. On some modules we also assess by means of oral presentations and group work projects in order to give you a more fully rounded academic experience and to help you develop vital oral and teamwork skills for the professional workplace.
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