The American Studies program is coordinated by the School of Historical Studies, home of one of the leading history programs in Australia. The importance of the United States in the contemporary world and the richness and diversity of American scholarship make American Studies a stimulating and practical choice for many students. The Program provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective on American society, culture, history and politics. Students have the opportunity to enrich their academic experience by studying on location in Boston and New York with the popular subject 131-018 Searching for the American Dream. Students of American Studies are in an excellent position to explore a variety of career pathways that will draw on the analytical and research knowledge gained in American Studies. Students interested in expanding their interests and knowledge in this area are provided with an articulated structure of higher degree options at Melbourne.
American Studies focuses on the historical and contemporary frameworks within which American politics, society and culture has developed. American studies subjects are offered within the disciplines of history, English, art history, cinema studies, political science and the Australian Centre.
See the Bachelor of Arts course objectives.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
Diploma in Arts (American Studies)
The Diploma in Arts (American Studies) is only available to students who are currently enrolled in a degree course at the University of Melbourne. It consists of a three-year sequence of study, and adds one year to the duration of your degree. Students must complete a first year subject and 87.5 points of second/third year American studies subjects below. Alternatively, students who have completed appropriate background studies at first year may complete 100 points of second/third-year subjects from the list below.