B.A. Interdisciplinary American Studies
The B.A. program in Interdisciplinary American Studies (IAS) offers students a strong core curriculum of courses in literary and cultural studies and a flexible elective curriculum incorporating related disciplines such as history, political science, media studies and sociology. Taught by a dedicated staff – including three full professors in American Studies – the IAS program aims at enabling students to apply the tools and approaches developed by different disciplines to advance a critical understanding of the American experience in a global context.
The IAS program stands out by offering an Integrated Year Abroad: Students can decide to extend their program for a year to study at one of our American partner universities and/or do an internship abroad. The strong English-language component of the program – intensive writing skills as well as advanced translation and oral communication courses – prepares IAS students to express themselves in excellent English at a near-native level.
The IAS program provides all the analytical and communication skills of a liberal arts education, fosters strong intercultural competence, and qualifies students for a large number of M.A. programs as well as a wide array of professional careers.
The University of Tübingen has a long history of excellence in American Studies and provides students with outstanding study resources and conditions. Our various university libraries hold a large collection of books, journals, and media dealing with America, complemented by the collection of the local German-American Institute. Tübingen itself is one of Germany’s oldest, most attractive university towns, with a large and vibrant student population.