In onze online magazines over bacheloropleidingen en masteropleidingen vind je informatie over studie en studentenleven, testimonials en video's. Je kunt onderaan deze pagina switchen tussen bachelor- en masteropleidingen. Veel leesplezier!
Our online magazines on Bachelor’s programmes and Master’s programmes provide you with information on the programme and student life. They also feature testimonials and videos. Switch between Bachelor's programmes and Master's programmes by clicking the button at the bottom of the page. Happy reading!
What is American Studies?
Traditional academic disciplines focus on a single slice of a culture: language OR history, religion OR economics. In American Studies, we believe that understanding a culture requires a 360-degree perspective, and we give you the tools to approach complex problems with originality and rigor. BA students in our program have written about everything from the rise of indigenous feminism in the Americas to problems of agency within open-world videogames. Our flexible program lets you explore the topics and ideas that matter to you. At the same time, a degree in American Studies will help you understand the history behind current events and popular culture.
American Studies will also make you more competitive in the global knowledge economy. In our classes, you will learn to read critically, write clearly, and research skilfully-- mastery that will set you apart in your professional life or future studies. Our internationally-renowned faculty will help you hone your English language skills, so that you are comfortable working in a wide array of international fields. And you can increase your professional and international experience with an internship or a semester abroad at one of our partner universities in the U.S., Latin America, or Canada.
Is this the program for you?
You want to improve your English and learn to write with authority and style? You are fascinated by American politics or popular culture? You want to understand what’s behind the controversies that dominate social media? Then American Studies is the perfect program for you! Join our talented and diverse community of students, who follow their own intellectual paths and shape dynamic futures.
Bouwen met zoden
Our America, Ourselves
From #NeverAgain to Neverland Ranch, from The War of the Worlds to the War on Terror, from “Clean Coal” to Clean Eating—movements, policies, and products “made in America” shape the modern world. In American Studies, you’ll learn in depth about the popular culture, politics, history, literature, economics, race relations, and religions of the United States. And you’ll study the connections between the Americas and the wider world. American Studies is not only “American”—its international scope and inter-American perspective prepare you to lead in the global future.
Why is the U.S. dollar the currency of global trade? Is hip-hop music radically political, totally commercial, or some of both? How did gun ownership become a central question of American politics? Is “America First” a betrayal of values, or a return to origins?
What is American Studies?