American Studies at the University of Sydney

The United States Studies Centre teaches some of the most innovative and interesting undergraduate units in Australia. These unique units cover a wide range of subject areas, from US politics to American comedy, and anti-Americanism to contemporary music. They are available to all University of Sydney undergraduate students as an elective or can be completed as part of the American Studies major.

Some units can also be completed as part of a major in Government and International Relations, Gender and Cultural Studies, International Business, Music, English, or History. Students may also choose to apply for cross-institutional or non-award study.

The United States Studies Centre coordinates the American Studies program for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. American Studies is an interdisciplinary major incorporating units of study from the US Studies Centre and from the departments of Art History and Film Studies, English, Gender and Cultural Studies, History, and Music.

The American Studies major draws on the combined expertise of the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to offer Australia’s broadest range of undergraduate units focused on the United States.

The program consists of two compulsory first-year units, two intermediate units units, and four senior units of study, which enable you to develop a critical, multi-faceted understanding of the United States and its global influence.

For more information please visit the United States Studies Centre Website