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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

BA Amerikanistik

The Bachelor Program in "Amerikanistik" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin encompasses a curriculum that can be completed in six semesters. The program conveys expertise in the cultural and literary history and theory of North America as well as the methods and tools of American Studies. Topics during the program may be immigration, cultural conflict, revolution, nation building, expansion and imperialism, industrialization and capitalism, world power and postmodernism, postcolonial theory and diversity, feminism and gender studies, African American Studies and Native American Studies -- and many other topics.

Professional opportunities for Americanists include the fields of international organizations, cultural management, adult education, publishing, journalism and international business.


From WS 2014/15 on, a new Bachelor program is effective (Studienordnung 2014). Students who started their program before WS 2014/15 will continue to study under the old program (Studienordnung 2007).



Modules in the program:

Modules in the Program 2014

topics credits/hours
American Literary and Cultural History I                                          7 LP/4 SWS 
Literary Theory  7 LP/5 SWS 
American Literary and Cultural History II 6 LP/4 SWS 
Culture and Context 6 LP/4 SWS 
Language 12 LP/6 SWS 
Paradigms of American Literature and Culture  12 LP/6 SWS 
Literature, Culture and Media in American Society 10 LP/4 SWS 
Research, Practice and Writing  10 LP/6 SWS 





(choose between Praxisorientierung and Praktikum)               

10 LP 

10 LP 

10 LP

10 LP