The interdisciplinary minor American Studies is aimed at students with a broad interest in American history, literature and culture or students who wish to understand this complex country better. An overview of American literature and history will provide the main body of the minor, but a number of courses take a more interdisciplinary approach or look at specific regions, genres or themes.
Aside from the mandatory courses, students are required to attend three of the five remaining courses. Students choosing the minor within the BA programme Literature & Society must follow the courses “American Film,” “the American South” and “The City as Brand” as well as the mandatory courses. Students wishing to follow the minor within the BA programme History are required to enroll for the courses “American Film,” “British and American Literature” and “American Literature” on top of the mandatory courses. Because of limited capacity for a number of courses early registration is advised.