US Studies

Coursework

Our US Studies program equips you with a critical understanding of, and an international perspective on, American politics, foreign policy, business, law, media, culture and society. Courses at master's degree, graduate diploma and graduate certificate level include studies in US politics, the key issues in American culture, and US foreign and national security policy.

Contact
Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor
Director of Teaching and Learning & Associate Professor in American Politics
Phone: + 61 2 9036 09206
Email:

Awards and Requirements

Graduate Certificate in US Studies
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in US Studies are required to complete 24 credit points, including 18 credit points of core unit of study and 6 credit points from elective units of study.

Graduate Diploma in US Studies
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in US Studies are required to complete 36 credit points, including 24 credit points of core unit of study and 12 credit points from elective units of study.

Master of US Studies
Candidates for the Master of US Studies are required to complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core unit of study and 24 credit points from elective units of study.

Candidates in the coursework program may choose to plan their study along pathways. Please consult the director for advice about your individual study plan.

Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

Units of Study

Compulsory Core

  • USSC6901 Fundamentals of US Studies

Core

  • USSC6902 US Politics: Presidency and Congress
  • USSC6903 US Foreign & National Security Policy
  • USSC6906 US Constitution
  • USSC6907 American Exceptionalism
  • USSC6914 Key Issues in American Culture

Elective
Not all units are available in all years

  • USSC6905 US Economic Policy and Regulation
  • USSC6909 The Anti-American Tradition
  • USSC6916 Research Essay in US Studies
  • USSC6917 The American City
  • USSC6919 American Film & Hollywood
  • USSC6920 US Media: Politics, Culture, Technology
  • ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
  • MECO6906 Literary Journalism: History and Theory
  • HSTY7000 A History of Australia-US Relations
  • SPAN7001 Citizenship and Belonging in Latino USA
  • EDPK5003 Developing a Research Project
  • WMST6903 Gender, Media & Consumer Societies
  • MKTG6013 International & Global Marketing
  • FINC6013 International Business Finance
  • CISS6001 New Security Challenges
  • CISS6007 Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • CISS6008 Population & Security
  • IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship
  • IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
  • IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management
  • ARHT6916 American Art: Pollock to Warhol