Interdisziplinäre Amerikastudien - Bachelor Hauptfach
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Profil des Studiengangs
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 a Mobility Option: Students can decide to extend their program for a year to study at one of our American partner universities and/or do an internship in Germany or 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.
An excellent command of English is expected; selected courses of the elective curriculum may be conducted in German.
This is a Mono-Bachelor Program with an integrative interdisciplinary elective curriculum. Therefore, there is no additional minor subject.
Interdisciplinary American Studies students develop the skills – critical thinking and analysis, research design and synthesis, academic writing and presentation – that will prepare them for a variety of careers in academic research and teaching, publishing, journalism, new media, cultural management, public administration, international organizations, consulting, or marketing and sales. IAS graduates are also attractive to a wide range of employers because of their excellent English language abilities, their interdisciplinary understanding of the United States, and their experience with inter-cultural communication.
Graduates of the B.A. program with a good grade average will have the option of pursuing our M.A. program in American Studies; students with a good M.A. grade average may apply to do their PhD.