US Studies (Tracks: History and Literature)

Duke Kunshan University
Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
$ 53,000

About this course

This major takes from the ranges of humanities and social science faculties to allow students to study elements of U.S. cultur, how Americans experience and are experienced locally, nationally and globally. This major will examine the growth of America through its history, philosophy, religion, social, artistic, and political constructs over time.

Entry Requirements

none

Curriculum

Required Courses

Divisional Foundation Courses
  • Foundational Questions in Social Science
  • The Art of Interpretation 1: Written Texts
Interdisciplinary Courses
  • American Ideas and the Idea of America
  • Democratic Institutions in America
  • America in the World
  • The American Romance of Self-Making
  • American Otherness and Otherness in America
  • Junior Seminar: Advanced Topics
  • Senior Seminar: Advanced Topics
Disciplinary Courses
  • Methods of Historical Research
  • American History 1
  • American History 2
  • One course from electives in the thematic area
  • One course outside of the thematic area

Recommended Electives for the Major

Courses listed below are recommended electives for the major. Students can also select other courses in different divisions as electives.

Electives in the American History thematic area:

  • Documenting Durham and the New South
  • America in Asia, Asians in America
  • U.S. Citizenship: History, Meaning and Conflict
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • The United States and China in War and Revolution
  • Cold War America
  • Revolutions and Foundings: A Comparative Perspective
  • American Capitalism in the World
  • US/China Relations
  • Religion and Community in America
  • Race and Ethnicity in the United States
  • Immigration and the American Experience

U.S Studies/Literature

Required Courses

Divisional Foundation Courses
  • Foundational Questions in Social Science
  • The Art of Interpretation 1: Written Texts
Interdisciplinary Courses
  • American Ideas and the Idea of America
  • Democratic Institutions in America
  • America in the World
  • The American Romance of Self-Making
  • American Otherness and Otherness in America
  • Junior Seminar: Advanced Topics
  • Senior Seminar: Advanced Topics
Disciplinary Courses
  • The Epic of America
  • American Lyric Across Borders
  • American Icons
  • Topic 1: choose from a set of list
  • Topic 2: choose from a set of list

Recommended Electives for the Major

Courses listed below are recommended electives for the major. Students can also select other courses in different divisions as electives.

  • Asian-American Arts and Letters
  • African American Literature and Culture
  • The Western Across Boundaries
  • American Musicals
  • Early Literatures from Colonization to Revolution
  • The American Renaissance and Its Rivals
  • The Realist Moment
  • America’s Novel Modernity
  • The Literary Arts of the Cold War
  • The Center Stage of Ethnic and Women’s Writing
  • The U.S. and the Contemporary Global Imagination

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