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We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
Comprehensive and Challenging – Entirely taught in English by internationally-renowned faculty, you will study American society from the perspectives of its hemispheric context, popular culture, history, literature, politics, economics, religion and race.
Flexible and Cross-Cultural – You can tailor-fit the curriculum to fit your academic and personal interests by specializing in a relevant course or maybe experiencing the U.S. first-hand by studying abroad for a semester at one of our exchange partner universities!
Practical and Valuable - Your subject-matter expertise in U.S. economic, political, and cultural affairs combined with your critical-thinking, independent research, and highly proficient English skills will set you apart in your future career.
|diplomaBA American Studies|
|typeregulier, 180 EC|
|opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd|
|heeft geen numerus fixus|
heeft een honours programma
Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?
- 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 pre-Master's Minor. Use the link above to find out more about the content of these Minors.
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
onderwijsvormencase study, literature study, internship, research project, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, self study, project
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 studiekosten
|1 september 2017||aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2017|
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8200
|1 september 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018|
collegegeld nog niet bekend
|hbo-p||Additional requirements: English B2 level|
When choosing a degree programme, you will naturally want to know whether you've made the right choice. By participating in your degree programme's compulsory matching activity, you can find out whether the programme suits you. Take a look here at what matching involves for your degree programme: www.rug.nl/matching
N.B. Matching is only compulsory for Dutch students.
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||167||collegegeldop basis van € 2006 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
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|?||eerstejaars gestart in 2012|
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|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
Constantijn van den Hoorn
I have a passion for everything to do with America, from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Hillary Rodham Clinton
My name is Constantijn van den Hoorn, and I’m a second-year Bachelor’s student of American Studies. After completing senior general secondary education, I decided I wanted to get my propaedeutic certificate as quickly as possible at a university of applied sciences, in order to then transfer to a university to study my dream programme: American Studies. My biggest hobby is writing, so I write for The American Studies Herald, published by the E Pluribus Unum study association. I have a passion for everything to do with America, from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Hillary Rodham Clinton...
Read more about Constantijn and why he chose to study American Studies in Groningen.
Questions? Send Constantijn an email.
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The programs deals with Latin America, Canada and the U.S. in an international context.
"The American Studies program at the University of Groningen especially appealed to me after having lived in the United States for a year. My favourite course in the first semester introduced me to theories that I can also apply to other cultures, not only the U.S. What I like in particular is that the program does not only cover the United States, but also deals with Latin America, Canada and the U.S. in an international context.
There is a substantial amount of independent work, but in the American Studies department you are not only a number...
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You have the possibility to choose courses that fit your interests
'I had a hard time finding a bachelor program, until I read about the American Studies program in Groningen. As I am quite fascinated by the United States, the program looked appealing to me, especially because it is the only three-year American Studies bachelor program in the Netherlands and, moreover, is fully taught in English .
Personally, I think that it is great that although you have to take mandatory courses, you also have the possibility to choose courses that fit your personal interests...
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The program is a unique combination of American history, politics, theory and culture
'The first time I heard of an American Studies program was a sheer coincidence, however, when I learned more about the program, I knew that this study was the perfect match. The American Studies program, here at the RUG, not only forces me to speak as much English as possible, but it is also a unique combination of history, politics, theory and culture.
Moreover, the program offers an exchange program with America and gives me the opportunity to get to know the American culture. I am also participating in a minor in Journalism, and I was chosen to participate in the Honours College of the RUG...
After finishing my bachelor, I would like to follow the international Journalism Master here at the RUG. I have fallen in love with Groningen and its great mixture of big city life and small-town cosy atmosphere!'
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I like the flexibility of the program
American Studies sounds a bit deceiving. The truth is that the program is not entirely about the Americas. It depends on your course choice, of course, but to me, approximately 40% of the program's content is related to the American continent; whereas the other 60% is actually up to you to select. I like such a flexibility. On top of that, the program engages you in a lot of readings which enriches your vocabulary as well as your English proficiency.
Read more about Marius and why he chose American Studies in Groningen.
Questions? Send Marius an email!
I fell in love with the U.S. and it's (political) culture
My internship broadened my horizon and increased my employability
'The American Studies program (and a minor in film and television) allowed me to explore my interest in American popular culture. During my MA, I decided to look for an internship to put into practice what I had learnt during my studies and to broaden my horizon.
I interned for five months at the marketing, promotions and publicity department of Universal Pictures International Netherlands...
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Daniel John O'Neill
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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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.
current job market
vergeleken met andere studies
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|salaris na 1,5 jaar||zeer slecht|
|kans op een vaste baan||gemiddeld|
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|Amsterdam VU||Geschiedenis research||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Geschiedenis Vandaag||+ 30 EC pre-master|
|Amsterdam VU||Letterkunde||+ aanv. eisen|
|Radboud Universiteit||Literatures and Cultures of North America in International Perspective||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Amsterdam VU||Literatures in English||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Noord-Amerika Studies||+ aanv. eisen|
|Radboud Universiteit||North American Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
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- businessInterested 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.
- culture and arts
- educationWorking 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.
- public sector