Department of American and Canadian Studies

American culture

Our student vlogger Calvin meets fellow student Hannah - who explains why culture is her favourite theme of American and Canadian Studies - and Dr Steph Lewthwaite, for a chat about why she loves teaching this area.

Robin and Gillian give you an overview of their culture modules

American Madness: Mental Illness in History and Culture

America’s Borders: Culture at the Limits


Other culture modules you can choose from include:

  • Approaches to American Culture 1: An Introduction
  • Approaches to Contemporary American Culture 2: Developing Themes and Perspectives
  • From Landscapes to Mixtapes: Canadian Literature, Film and Culture
    African American History and Culture
  • Business in American Culture
  • Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States
  • The American Pop Century
  • Ethnic and New Immigrant Writing
  • North American Film Adaptations
  • Popular Music Cultures and Countercultures
  • Recent Queer Writing
  • Sexuality in American History
  • Varieties of Classic American Film, Television and Literature since 1950

I did a module on Latinx cultures. I just thought it was the most fascinating class I could have ever taken. One week we were learning about Mexican American rap music, and the next we were learning about the heritage of the Spanish and Indigenous peoples.

Aodhbha Bassani, American and Canadian Studies (Study Abroad) BA

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