American Studies HKU School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU

Undergraduate BA Courses

The major and minor in American Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of United States culture, considered in relation to the Americas and in the context of global languages, cultures, and creative industries represented in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC). Students gain admittance to the programme by taking AMER1050. Foundations of American Studies, I: The origins of the nation (6 credits). Normally students should take this course in their first or second years, although they may take it at any time in order to complete the requirements for the major. There are three more courses required for a major (AMER2021, AMER2050, AMER3050). For a minor, there are only two more required courses (AMER2050, AMER3050). The remaining credits that are required to fulfill the total number of credits of a major or minor will be taken from electives offered (listed below) in the American Studies Programme and in collaborating departments across the Faculty of Arts. We offer deep and thought-provoking courses that explore the United States and Latin America in a comprehensive manner.

BA Syllabus


American Studies HKU