Faculty of Arts
American Studies
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://amstudy.hku.hk/undergraduate.html https://amstudy.hku.hk/undergraduate.html
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 72 36
What is it about? As a Major or Minor in the Programme, you will develop an understanding of the United States in a global context and appreciate how contemporary popular culture grows out of important historical events of the distance and recent past. By nature, the Programme's courses are interdisciplinary and include films, history, law, literature, politics and the visual arts. Through the study of America's multicultural energy, students learn about more than the United States' students also grow to understand general concepts of nationalism, imperialism, colonialism, and print culture as well as theories of class, gender, race, and sexuality. We will encourage you to become a confident interpreter of the world who analyzes with care and rigor the various modes of communication, from novels, poetry, photography and movies, to legal documents, news magazines, television shows, and the internet. The curriculum also includes an intensive field trip to the United States during the summer.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC)

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
Two introductory courses from any Arts programmes totaling 12 credits


For details, please check with SMLC.
Career opportunities Many SMLC students aspire to work in international corporations upon their graduation. For further information, please check with SMLC, Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).
Further information http://www.amstudy.hku.hk/
Contact T: 3917 2000
E: smlc@hku.hk

* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.