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MA in English and American Studies

University of Pannonia
4 semesters
Full time/part time
Master's degree
On campus
Veszprém
English
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MA in English and American Studies

About this program

MA in English and American Studies

Students who already have a BA degree in the humanities or social sciences and speak English at least at C1 level can apply to this two- or four-semester programme providing training in the different aspects - language, history, culture, politics, diversity - of American Studies.

This is a joint programme between the University of Pannonia and Nazareth College of Rochester, NY. Students have to accomplish most of their credits in the U.S. but may accomplish one semester at the University of Pannonia - these credits will be accepted as transfer credits by Nazareth College. The degree is awarded by Nazareth College.

Admission requirements

  • BA in a study programme in the humanities or social sciences or at least 50 credits in subjects in English or American Studies
  • Letter of motivation; score 121 or higher on internet-based TOEFL or equivalent on
    other TOEFL exams, or 6.5 or higher on IELTS
  • Admissions interview (personally or possibly via Skype)

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Program content

Courses may be enrolled to in the order chosen by the student. All students are required to complete 6 credits of required coursework, which includes SOC 552 Social Research Methods, and AMS 690 American Studies Capstone Thesis/Project. 

The course load is divided between the two institutions the following way: 

Nazareth College Electives, 15 credits 

University of Pannonia Electives, 12 credits 

Students are required to complete elective credits at Nazareth College (as identified below), to be determined in consultation with the program director. Electives must be completed in each of the following four areas: 1) American History; 2) Diversity in the American Experience; 3) Literature/Arts/Humanities; and 4) Contemporaty Society

 

American History:

American history (survey course) 

US history through documents 

Immigration and minorities in the US 

The Irish-American community 

American foreign policy after 1945 

Diversity in the American Experience:

Immigration and minorities in the US 

The Irish-American community 

English-speaking cultures (survey course) 

Aspects of US intercultural communication 

Language and cultural ideologies in English-speaking countries

 

Contemporary Society: 

US history through documents 

Immigration and minorities in the US 

The Irish-American community 

American foreign policy 

The position of the US in the English-speaking world 

Present day America (hot issues) 

English-speaking cultures (survey course) 

Aspects of US intercultural communication 

US media 

Literature, arts and the humanities: 

Language and cultural ideologies in English-speaking countries 

American English dialects 

American language policy 

Traditions in American literature (survey course) 

American Gothic 

American postmodernism 

American literary history 1-2 

American women writers 

20th century American drama 

Scholarships & funding

American studies degree program

Tuition

Tuition fees at the University of Pannonia: $450/credit hour 

Tuition fees at Nazareth College: $985/credit hour 

Continuing studies

Following graduation you may also choose from our other training program:

  • PhD program in our Multilingualism Doctoral School in Linguistics

Career paths

Career prospects include:

  • Foreign language services, translation and interpretation
  • Electronic and printed media, journalism
  • International organizations
  • Government, municipalities
  • Culture, arts, creative businesses
  • Communication for multinational companies
  • Education

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University of Pannonia

The University of Pannonia, located in a picturesque and scenic environment near Lake Balaton, with the headquarters in the city of Veszprém, and campuses in several towns of the Central-Transdanubian region, is a public university that provides quality education within...


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University of Pannonia

Egyetem Str. 10.
8200 Veszprém
Hungary

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