Approaches To American Studies (Core Course A) HIST5027

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

An introduction to the different disciplinary approaches and methodologies for the study of North America, organized around a defining theme that is revised annually. This core course also incorporates research training in American Studies, geared toward the requirements of the rest of the programme, especially the dissertation.


Weekly one-hour lecture, followed by a two-hour seminar. (Days and times to be confirmed.) Tutorials with course tutor for essay handback to be arranged.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Standard entry to Masters at College level


Students will each complete two essays of 3000-4000 words. The first will be due in approximately week seven, the second at the end of the semester: each will be worth 45% of the course mark. Students will also prepare and present a seminar paper in class: this written paper is worth 10% of the course mark.