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American Studies 2: Aspects of American Culture

This minor is an introduction to American culture and literature. The interdisciplinary minors in American Studies offered here provide a critical understanding of the most powerful and influential country in the world from a wide variety of perspectives. American culture and society seem familiar through the pervasiveness of popular culture and mass consumer products, but US politics and international posture also raise many questions.

This minor consists of 3 courses from the Bachelor's in American Studies at Radboud University. They are also part of the premaster's Transatlantic Studies: History, Culture and Politics. With this minor you can complete a part of the premaster's during your Bachelor's. 

This minor consists of the following courses:

1. Writing English LET-ETCENB101 (5 EC)
2. Mediating “America” LET-ETCAMB201 (5 EC)
3. Indigenous Studies in the United States and Canada LET-ETCAMB214 (5 EC)


Students acquire knowledge about American culture and society from a number of disciplinary perspectives. For more details, please see the course details for the separate courses, to be found in the Course Guide.


This minor is open to students from students in the fields of Journalism, History, Cultural Heritage, Communication or European Studies.

As courses in this minor are in English, you are required to have a good command of the English language (speaking, listening, reading and writing). If your hbo-Bachelor is fully taught in English, if you're studying to be an English teacher or if you have a VWO-diploma, you will probably not have too much trouble with this minor. If your situation is different, you will need to upload an official language test for Bachelor students with your application at Radboud University.


For details, please see the course details for the separate courses, to be found in the Course Guide. Please note the information for the new Study Year will be available from June onwards. Please make sure to check you are looking at the correct Study Year in the Course Guide.


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Please note:

- schedules will only be available approx. 1 month before the semester starts: at the end of July for Semester 1 and the end of December for Semester 2.

- individual study time (a.k.a. Self Study) and group assignment work is not scheduled in the time table. 


For details, please see the course details for the separate courses, to be found in the Course Guide.

Aanvullende informatie

For talented and ambitious students this minor can be used as preparation for a Master program in North American Studies (Transatlantic Studies). If you were to apply for the premaster's in Transatlantic Studies at Radboud University, after finishing this minor and a suitable Bachelor's degree, you would be exempted from the three courses you completed in this minor.

This minor can be combined with American Studies 1 into a 30 EC programme.