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America, more than just Hollywood, the prairie and presidential elections 

Due to the global reach of the United States, most Europeans have the impression that they "know" America, which is often perceived as a single culture, with little recognition of the complexity and variety that are characteristic of the nation.

American Studies is a two-year MA program that focuses on the world's leading superpower. It looks at culture, politics, economics, literature, and society in a country of more than 300 million inhabitants in fifty distinct states.

American Studies is an interdisciplinary study that draws on several disciplines in order to ensure that students can understand and analyze American cultural identities and the changing relationship between the United States and the rest of the world.

Interdisciplinary profile and studying abroad

Through its cooperation with several departments at the University of Southern Denmark, American Studies offers you courses in literature, history, and politics.  In the third semester, you also have the opportunity to go abroad to study in a European or American university through exchange agreements with selected institutions.

That is why you should study...

  • You will be able to understand the complexity and importance of the United States' political, social, cultural, and economical nuances.
  • While taking the degree you will be able to shape your professional profile by either choosing specific courses, taking an internship, or studying abroad.
  • You will develop skills that makes it possible for you to work in many different companies and public organizations due to your deep knowledge about the United States.
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