M.A. American History, Culture and Society
The master’s degree program “American History, Culture and Society” is a research-oriented and highly flexible program of study. It offers advanced knowledge on historical, social, cultural, literary, economic and political topics in the USA as well as Canada and encourages its students to develop and pursue individual research interests. In order to complete the 120 credit point program, six modules have to be taken over the course of the first three semesters. The fourth semester is dedicated to writing the master’s thesis.
Faculty teaching in this program have particularly strong research credentials in the fields of history, literature, media and visual culture, popular culture, gender, race and ethnicity, technology, and cultural theory. Students developing research projects are encouraged to place them in a transatlantic, transnational or global framework and to use comparative or interdisciplinary approaches.
The program consists of two basic modules: “History and Politics” and “Culture, Media and Society.” Students can specialize in either area, or they can combine them. They may also import up to 30 credit points from a wide range of disciplines (e.g. history, literary studies, gender studies). For most of these ‘imported’ programs excellent German language skills are needed and special requirements may apply. More detailed information about the program can be found here. Students wishing to enter the program need to meet certain requirements. More information on the application process can be found here.