|!||Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.|
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
|diplomaBA American Studies|
|typeregulier, 180 EC|
|opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd|
|honoursheeft honours track|
How did Donald Trump become president? Is “America First” a betrayal of values, or a return to origins? Why are “This is America” memes so controversial? How did gun ownership become a central question of American politics? How did the U.S. dollar become the currency of global trade?
In American Studies, you’ll learn in depth about the popular culture, politics, history, literature, economics, race relations, and religions of the United States. And you’ll study the connections between the Americas and the wider world. American Studies is not only “American”—its international scope and inter-American perspective prepare you to lead in the global future.
Our entire program is taught in English by top-notch international faculty who will help you get acquainted with a range of academic disciplines. With America as your case study, you’ll develop essential skills in writing, speaking, and research-skills that you can apply far beyond the analysis of U.S. culture and politics.
The United States was once considered “the land of the future” --today, it’s the oldest continuously- existing democracy. An American Studies degree will help you understand the high stakes of the debates that animate global political and social movements today, so you can be an informed citizen of your country and the world.
Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?
|NVAO beoordeling goed|
- Think Independently: American Studies at RUG is the only program of its kind in the Netherlands. Because we're a freestanding program (not part of the History or English Departments), every course is designed to look at America from multiple angles. Faculty experts in fields like political history, literature and media, religious studies, and Latin American culture will help you to form your own views on America and the world.
- Connect at University of Groningen: In our small seminars and close-knit intellectual community, you can learn and challenge yourself with the help of classmates, faculty, and our knowledgeable Study Advisor.
- Connect Abroad: With our network of partner institutions, you can spend a semester working on your BA and experiencing American culture and politics first-hand in a U.S. city like Orlando or Charleston, or at a leading university in Canada or Mexico.
Theories of Culture Iab: Race, Class and Gender
Rhetoric and Composition Iab
The Americas Iab: The American Century and Beyond
North & South Americans
The Americas IIab: New Frontiers
Special Topics Ia
Special Topics Ib
The Americas IIIab: From Exploration to Early Republic
Rhetoric and Composition IIab
Theories of Culture IIab: Media and Popular Culture
Special Topics II
Global USA: Business, Work, and Wealth keuzevak
Media Specialization keuzevak
Mobility, Migration, Transculturation
Theories of Culture IIIab: Consumer Nation
The fifth semester of your studies is dedicated to your Minor: a coherent set of future-oriented course units. It prepares you for a follow-on Master's degree program or for entering the labour market. You can opt for a Career Minor, a Minor abroad, an At work in the Netherlands Minor, a University Minor or a Faculty Minor. Use the link above to find out more about the content of these Minors.
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
onderwijsvormencase study, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, research project, project, internship, tutorial, self evaluation, self study
study guidanceIf you have any questions about your studies, you may contact the American Studies academic advisor who can assist you with academic planning, university services, and other relevant matters. Students can schedule an appointment via the Office of Student Affairs or stop by during the advisor's weekly consultation hours to discuss a variety of academic issues.
Studying abroad in the United States during the first semester of your third and final year is an asset to the American Studies experience at The University of Groningen. Selected students can enroll in a variety of courses of your choosing at one of our first-rated exchange partner institutions in the U.S.
For more information regarding exchange locations, please visit the Department of American Studies website at http://www.rug.nl/let/organization/bestuur-afdelingen-en-medewerkers/afdelingen/afdeling-american-studies/international-exchange
- Uitwisselingsprogramma - USA
Ball State University, Central Michigan University, College of Charleston, Eastern Michigan University
- minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden
N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.
honours-/excellence program University of Groningen Honours College
The Honours College will give talented, motivated students the chance to be challenged even more by following Honours programmes and taking part in numerous other activities.
The Honours College comprises a broadening part and a deepening part and has a study load of 45 ECTS credit points besides the 180 ECTS credit points from your regular Bachelor programme.
Toelating en kosten
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8450
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8900
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend
|hbo-p||Additional requirements English: Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components)|
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||172||collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|158||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|53%||daarvan is vrouw|
|26||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|65%||daarvan is vrouw|
|29331||studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
E Pluribus UnumEPU, or E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many One) is the study association for American Studies students.
Its goal is to unite the American Studies students of all years. To do so, EPU also organizes lectures, trips and other activities. Some examples are the American Studies introduction camp, a real thanksgiving dinner and a monthly social drink. EPU also publishes a paper called the American Studies Herald.
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
Student Ambassador Megan Maartens
What I really enjoy is that we are well taught in academic writing, which, in combination with the other knowledge I acquire during this study, will greatly improve my perspective on the world.
About MeganMy name is Megan Maartens and I am a second-year bachelor American Studies student. Before I started American Studies, I took a gap year during which I worked as student-assistant at the Amsterdam University of Applied sciences, took the pre-course for the school of music in Amsterdam, and travelled through New Zealand for three months. After half a year I was eager to study again, so I decided to move to Groningen and study American Studies...
Questions? Send Megan an e-mail!
lees verder ...
The program has changed my perspective on the world around me
What brought me to Groningen was both its atmosphere, which immediately made me feel at home, and the interdisciplinary program that American Studies offers. The program allows me to combine many of my interests, such as art, sociology, history and cultural theory. The courses challenge me to ask questions, be critical, and to think creatively. Through discussions with fellow students and instructors, lectures and readings, American Studies in many ways has changed my perspective on the world around me...
lees verder ...
Plenty of ways to explore your interests
One of my favorite aspects of American Studies is the flexibility of the program. You can adapt the studies to your interests by choosing research subjects and elective courses...
lees verder ...
A variety of new ideas and theories
‘American Studies is being given a set of tools and finding out which one you can work with best. Because of its diverse and interdisciplinary program, American Studies presents its students a range of topics that require different methods to approach. By going through all the courses and exploring the different subjects, you will find what approach works best for you and what area of study you want to focus on...
lees verder ...
You do not pay for your degree; you are expected to earn it.
The choice to study in Groningen was not easy, but it was a decision that has changed my life and moulded me into an ambitious, active, and adaptable student. I wanted to experience something very different to what many of my peers would experience. I have developed into a more independent student and grown very mature at a young age through my time in Groningen.
Academic and personal supports for international students at the University of Groningen have only developed and improved since I first arrived in 2012...
lees verder ...
Sean Beechwerkzaam als managing west Manchester's social housing stock bij government in Manchester
Vital skills and competences
After my graduation I decided to move back home to the UK and seek employment. Within a month of returning I was employed with the local government in Manchester as part of a large team responsible for managing west Manchester’s social housing stock. In my role I manage a team of 8 customer facing staff who offer advice and support on effectively managing their tenancies and providing advice on housing options. The transferrable skills and generic competences I acquired during my studies have proven to be vital in making my career a success...
lees verder ...
Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Studie in cijfersIn deze tabel staan resultaten van deze studie in cijfers uitgedrukt. Hiermee kan je vergelijken hoe deze opleiding het doet in vergelijking met dezelfde opleiding bij andere onderwijsinstellingen.
Na de studie
As an American Studies BA student, you'll learn to
♦ Stand for Something - Want to understand what's behind the news headlines? The program's thematic focus on the history, theory, and technologies of democracy will help you become an informed citizen of your country and the world.
♦ Go Deep – Rigorous training in history and cultural analysis will help you approach real-world topics with critical insight and historical perspective.
♦ Smash the “Thought Bubble” - The world doesn't stop at the borders of a university department, or behave according to the rules of a particular group--so our students learn to examine questions from every angle.
♦ Write and Speak with Confidence - Our writing courses (Rhetoric & Composition I and II) will polish your English language skills, giving you the freedom to work in the Netherlands or internationally.
♦ Make a Splash - Innovative classroom assignments let you engage with different audiences and platforms: record a TED talk, create a Tumblr site, write an editorial--it might even get published!
♦ Join the Conversation - Top-notch international professors prepare you to engage in cutting edge research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our BA students have presented at local and international academic conferences, and recent graduates have gone on to PhD programs at Brown University and the University of Michigan.
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
Journalism and Media
Use your knowledge of U.S. history, culture, and politics to write for international media outlets, or build new platforms for new audiences.
Business and Banking
Your ability to think, write, and speak confidently in English, coupled with your deep knowledge of U.S. economic, cultural and commercial policies and practices, make you an asset to companies seeking to expand into the Dutch, European, and U.S. markets.
Arts and Culture
Your cross-cultural experiences and English skills can serve you well in roles like organizing cultural programs for a museum, guiding visitors for a travel organization, helping international workers integrate into the Netherlands, or launching your own cultural enterprise.
Government and the Public Sector
Your subject-matter expertise in U.S. socio-political affairs and strong English skills transfer readily to positions in local, national, and international governance. Consider working for an embassy, local or national government office, or NGO.
Communications and Public Relations
American Studies teaches you how to analyze difficult problems and craft a message that will speak to your audience--that’s what the fields of Communication and Public Relations are all about. Our graduates work in communications roles for businesses, governments, and non- profit organizations.
Management Consulting and Human Resources
Put your strong analytical, communication, and writing skills to use helping businesses and organizations assess internal challenges and manage change constructively.
|Rijksuniversiteit||American Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Amsterdam VU||Design Cultures||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Digital Humanities||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Euroculture (EM)||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Europese Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Geschiedenis Vandaag||+ 30 EC pre-master|
|Amsterdam VU||Engelse literatuur in een visuele cultuur||+ aanv. eisen|
|Radboud Universiteit||Literatures and Cultures of North America in International Perspective||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Noord-Amerika Studies||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||North American Studies||+ aanv. eisen|
|Radboud Universiteit||North American Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Radboud Universiteit||Politics, Culture and Society||geen aanvullende eisen|