Allowing you to explore 2 fascinating areas in great depth, this course is a great choice if you have varied interests and prefer not to be tied down to a single academic discipline. The transferable skills you will develop on this course include analytical thinking, verbal and written communication, constructing arguments and presentation skills.
Through your War Studies modules you will investigate the process of war, exploring how they develop and how they are resolved. You will discuss the wider social consequences of past conflict and consider their effect on the present day. Topics you could study within your War Studies modules include everything from Ancient Rome to the Napoleonic Wars, to the Cold War and the War on Terror.
On your American Studies modules, you will explore America’s place within the world throughout history and its impact on global culture and politics today. By studying American history, literature, cinema, popular culture and music, you will build a comprehensive understanding of the USA as a cultural construct and a world power.
Through our workplace learning modules you will build employable skills and take advantage of some of the great opportunities which come from studying in a city with such a rich history. Our connections include York Museums Trust, York Explore and Yorkshire Film Archive. Through these partnerships you can explore archived treasures, create historical exhibitions and build professional networks.
You can also choose to study abroad in your second year, experiencing America for yourself. You will gain valuable experience of living in another country, developing your independence and initiative.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.