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|diplomaBA American Studies|
|typeregulier, 180 EC|
|opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd|
|honoursheeft honours track|
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.
Why study American Studies at RUG?
♦ Relevant – approach current events, culture, and debates with critical insight and historical perspective
♦ Global - hone your English language skills in courses with internationally- renowned faculty; study abroad at partner universities in the US, Latin America, or Canada
♦ Flexible - specialize your studies to fit your interests—be they media, politics, history, or international relations
♦ Applicable - build your portfolio of professional skills—including English, writing, critical thinking, and research—to set yourself apart in your future career
What can you do with a degree in American Studies?
The breadth and diversity of our program equip you for a wide range of careers and further opportunities for study. Graduates find employment in fields such as politics and government, media and journalism, business, education, and the creative and cultural industries. After their study is complete, many students enroll directly in the MA program in American Studies. The BA program is also excellent preparation for various other master’s programs in the humanities and social sciences.
Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?
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- The only complete Bachelor program in American Studies in The Netherlands
- A truly interdisciplinary approach to the Americas
- A supportive, challenging, and international learning environment
- Consistently ranks highly in national quality assurance assessments
- Entirely taught in English by experienced international faculty
- Possibility to study abroad in the U.S.
- Career preparation with a wide range of transferable skills
- Groningen is an energetic, safe and affordable student city
Theories of Culture I: Race, Class and Gender
The Americas I: The American Century and Beyond
Rhetoric and Composition I
North & South Americans
The Americas II: New Frontiers
Special Topics I
The Americas III: From Exploration to Early Republic
Rhetoric and Composition II
Global USA: Business, Work, and Wealth keuzevak
Media Specialization keuzevak
Theories of Culture II: Media and Popular Culture
Special Topics II
BA Research Seminar
Theories of Culture III: 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 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060 (€1030 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8300
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8450
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8900
|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|
|28510||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 traveled 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!
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Read more about Daniel and his student life in Groningen.
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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...
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers
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Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
Your expertise in the US economic, political, cultural, commercial and social domains, coupled with your highly proficient English communication skills and cultural adaptability through your study abroad experience, will set you apart from other job candidates.
Students seeking job opportunities or internships are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts Mobility Office for assistance. The Mobility Office informs about placement possibilities and regulations, guides students in finding placements, organises information meetings, mediates in placement vacancies, and takes care of all formal organisational aspects. To learn more, visit their website at Mobility Office.
|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|
Interested in marketing or international business? Then consider utilizing your knowledge of U.S. economic, cultural and commercial policies and practices by assisting U.S. and European companies seeking to expand into the Dutch, European, and U.S. markets.
Working at institutions of secondary and higher education is another great option as a number of our graduates have taught English or History. Several American Studies graduates also wish to continue their studies by completing their Master's degree and pursuing a PhD degree, either in The Netherlands, the UK or the US.