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American Studies

Unit of study table (Table S)

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

 

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

1000-level units of study

Core
AMST1001
Global America
6  
Selective
AMST1202
Hashtag America: Media, Technology, Industry
6  
USSC1201
America and Australia: the issues compared
6  
USSC1604
Sex, Race and Rock: US Culture

6 N USSC2604

2000-level units of study

Core
AMST2701
American Dreams
6 AMST1001 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
AMST2601
Selective
AMST2606
Stand Up USA: American Comedy and Humour
6 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Cultural Studies
USSC2601
US in the World: Policies and Strategies
6 AMST1001 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
AMST2607
Climate Change: Problems, Possibilities
6 P 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History
USSC2602
US Politics: Race, Power, Polarisation
6 N USSC1602
P 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations
ENGL2627
Screening Sexuality
6 N ENGL2027
P 6 credit points at 1000 level in the English major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Film Studies major
HSTY2609
African-American History and Culture
6 12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
GCST2605
Representing Race and Gender
6 P 12 credit points at 1000 level including 6 credit points from Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Diversity Studies, Sociology, Social Policy, Anthropology, Media Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Education, Political Economy, Psychology, Social Work, Politics, Geography, International Relations, European Studies, Asian Studies, American Studies or Law.
GCST2612
Youth and Youth Culture
6 12 credit points at 1000 level including 6 credit points from Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Media Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Education, Political Economy, Psychology, Social Work, or Law
WMST2012
GCST2630
Consumer Cultures
6 P 12 credit points at 1000 level including 6 credit points from Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Media Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Education, Political Economy, Psychology, Social Work, Law, Design, Economics or Marketing
GCST3603

3000-level units of study

Core
AMST3601
American Perspectives
6 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
Selective
USSC3601
Public Opinion and Voting in the U.S.
6 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics
USSC3603
Dissent and Protest in America
6 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
USSC3703
US Studies Internship
6 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
ENGL3706
African American Literature
6 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
GOVT3672
American Politics and Foreign Policy
6 12 credit points at 2000 level in GOVT or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
GOVT2405 or GOVT2445
HSTY3804
American History
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the History major

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.
FASS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6 Completion of at least 90 credit points
FASS3333
Industry or Community Project
6 C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
P 72 credit points