Minor in American Literature and Culture

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

Available for students starting in September 2019.

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

In your first year you will be immersed in classic works of American literature, cinema and television.


Year 2

In your second year you will study a range of ethnic American writing published in the second half of the 20th century, including the work of major African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Jewish American authors.


Year 3

In your final year you will study two modules, one in each semester, from a range of options that will allow you to develop your interests and strengths.


Choose one option module from:

Then choose one option module from:

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, exams and group and individual presentations.

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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