American Studies

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

American Studies

Major

A major in American Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(vi) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(vii) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in American Studies requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(v) 6 credit points 3000-level core units
(vi) 6 credit points 3000-level selective units

1000-level units of study

Core
AMST1001
Global America
6      Semester 2
Selective
AMST1202
Hashtag America: Media, Technology, Industry
6      Semester 1
USSC1201
America and Australia: the issues compared
6      Semester 1
USSC1602
US Politics: Presidents, Elections and Laws

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N USSC2602
Semester 2
USSC1604
Sex, Race and Rock: US Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N USSC2604
Intensive July

2000-level units of study

Core
AMST2701
American Dreams
6    P 18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
N AMST2601
Semester 1
Selective
AMST2606
Stand Up USA: American Comedy and Humour
6    P 18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
Semester 2
USSC2601
US in the World: Policies and Strategies
6    P 18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
Semester 2
USSC2602
US Politics: Elections, Presidents, Laws
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
N USSC1602
Semester 1
USSC2604
Sex, Race and Rock: US Culture
6      Intensive July
ENGL2627
Screening Sexuality

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in English or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies
N ENGL2027
Semester 2
ENGL2660
Reading the Nation: American Literature

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in English or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
Semester 2
HSTY2609
African-American History and Culture
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
Semester 1
HSTY2656
A House Divided: The American Civil War

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

Core
AMST3601
American Perspectives
6    P 12 Senior Credit Points in American Studies including AMST2601 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
Semester 2
Selective
USSC3601
Public Opinion and Voting in the U.S.
6    P (12 Senior credit points and USSC2602) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
Semester 1
USSC3603
Dissent and Protest in America
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
Semester 2
USSC3703
US Studies Internship

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL3608
Transpacific American Literature
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in English or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian Literature
N ENGL2664
Semester 1
ENGL3706
African American Literature
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian literature or 12 credit points at 2000 level in English Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
Semester 1
GOVT3672
American Politics and Foreign Policy
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in GOVT or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
N GOVT2405 or GOVT2445
Semester 2

Interdisciplinary Project unit of study

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
USSC3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December

Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
USSC3998
Industry and Community Project
6    P 72 credit points
C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2