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American (US) studies

America: land of the free, home of the brave?

American (US) studies

You’re passionate about all things American.

You frequently find yourself lost in Hollywood movies and American Literature. You would love to spend part of your studies immersing yourself in US culture. You’re intellectually curious and want to gain a broader understanding of the country that has secured its place as a global leader.

At Essex, you'll discover the history, politics and sociology of one the most influential countries in contemporary history. Your degree will feed your curiosity for all things America, encourage you to connect the dots and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how America has shaped the world as we know it today.

Learn about our teaching and assessment plans, in light of the pandemic, for the 2020/21 academic year on the department pages.

Why study here?
  • Our academic's common interest in American Studies means our research spans a number of areas such as American politics, African American history, American crime fiction and many more.
  • Benefit from our flexible course structure to tailor-make your degree.
  • You can study abroad at a wide range of excellent partner universities across the US.
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Disclaimer

Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.