Minor in American Literature and Culture

UCAS code: Your UCAS code will be the code of your Major.

Available for students starting in September 2018.

If you choose a Minor in American Literature and Culture you will study some of the most significant works of 19th and 20th century American literature, as well as American culture more broadly, including the visual culture of Hollywood film and the development of American television.

Year 1


  • Classic US Texts
  • American Film and Visual Culture

Year 2


  • American Literary Figures from the Settler to the Hipster
  • Ethnicity and Diversity in American Literature

Year 3


Choose one option module from:

  • Seriality: Film, TV and Other Media
  • Forms of Modern Poetry
  • Coming of Age in America
  • New York Stories: Tales of the City
  • Blood, Terror and Belonging: Culture at American Borders

Then choose one option module from:

  • Literatures of Protest: Reading and Political Action
  • American Autobiography
  • Modern Monsters
  • American Masculinities
  • Women and Cinema
  • Screen Gothic

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Entry requirements

No specific entry requirements


There will be a range of different assessments particular to individual modules, but made up from a mixture of essays, oral portfolios, web blogs, writing logs, group and individual presentations, and examinations.

Now choose your Major

On a Major/Minor degree you study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (in this case American Literature and Culture).


Please note that you cannot study a Minor in American Literature and Culture with a Major in Film Studies.

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