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History and American Studies BA (Hons)

York St John University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    York St John University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

We provide an excellent learning environment in the historic centre of the City of York, with a rich selection of museums, libraries and historical sites to complement and enhance your academic programme."The ‘History: Community and Culture’ module in the second year involved lectures about industries relevant to my course and a work experience placement. For me, this was at the Yorkshire Film Archive, where I was able to put the analytical and research skills I had developed during my degree to practical use. York St John provides a lot of opportunities for voluntary work, work experience, and other activities and events that can really help you springboard into the right career." -Eloise Thompson - American Studies & History BA (Hons)Level 1American Foundations seeks to familiarise students with an introductory knowledge of American Studies by focussing on the key themes of the American experience, such as mission, freedom, the American Dream, the Melting Pot and multiculturalism, as well as using a range of contemporary sources such as Hollywood film.Cinema and Society will introduce students to the analysis of film as historical evidence concerning the cultural, social and political change in the USA as well as promote interdisciplinary skills relevant to American StudiesAmerica’s Century examines how the international history of the 20th Century was marked by the rise to global pre-eminence of a single super-power, the United States of America. The aim of this module is to examine the dynamic interaction between the USA and the international community, and to interrogate the concept of the 20th Century as ‘America’s Century’. It is designed as an introduction to America’s global role and its impact on the contemporary world.The Making of Britain offers an introduction to British history from pre-Roman times to the present and examines the importance of national identities in the history of the British Isles.War & Society examines war and its impact on society through case studies drawn from early modern Europe and the 20th centuryLevel 2The Age of Anxiety: The USA, 1929-1960 is an interdisciplinary study of America under the impact of the depression, the Second World War, the Nuclear Age and the Cold WarFrom Slavery to Freedom examines the experience of black Americans during the era of slavery and in the years following its abolitionPlague, Piety and Power introduce students to the history of late medieval and early modern Europe, focusing on the themes of social, political, cultural and economic development during the period.Level 3Anglo-American Relations explores the changing relationship between Britain and America since the early 20th century.The Nation Divided: The US Civil War looks at the era of the American Civil War, in relation to its history and its contemporary representation in film and culture.The Great Society: America in the 1960s & 1970s - the pivotal decade of the 1960s, with reference to presidential power, popular protest and war.Conflict on the East Asian Mainland: this module looks at the major conflicts on the East Asian mainland in the 20th century

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

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UCAS Points : 104


University information

York St John University

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  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 16 1

    90th out of 90 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    96 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%



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