American Studies

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) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(v) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in American Studies requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iv) 6 credit points 3000-level core units
(v) 6 credit points 3000-level selective units

1000-level units of study

AMST1001
Global America
6      Semester 2
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 2020

6    N USSC2602
Semester 2
USSC1604
Sex, Race and Rock: US Culture
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
USSC2603
Americanism and Anti-Americanism

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
Semester 1
USSC2604
Sex, Race and Rock in the USA

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 junior credit points from one of the following subject area; American Studies, Anthropology, Music, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, English, European Studies, Government and International Relations, History, International and Global Studies, Media and Communications, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Economy or Sociology
N HSTY2057
Semester 2
ENGL2627
Screening Sexuality
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 2020

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
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
USSC3701
Job Hacks: US Study Tour for Career Readiness

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 18 credit points at 2000 level or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Departmental permission is required for enrolment
Intensive July
USSC3703
US Studies Internship
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

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in English or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian Literature
N ENGL3608
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

Where this major is being completed as a first major towards a degree, students should ensure that the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study is undertaken.
Where this major is being completed as a second major from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences towards a degree, the Industry and Community Project unit of study is the appropriate unit to select.
USSC3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
USSC3998
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September
Semester 1
Semester 2