Minor in American Studies

The Minor in American Studies consists of a wide range of topics, from television and film through to politics, and the connections in between.

Studying abroad

Whether you’re studying in another country, or studying here at the university in London, with Richmond University you have the opportunity to study abroad. That could mean trying out university in London for a semester to a year, studying overseas at any of our partner locations across the world, or taking part in a world internship – designed to give you the experience you need to complement your programme.


We offer career support and advice throughout your studies (through the Careers & Internships Office), doing everything we can to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Just by taking part in a liberal arts degree, you’re learning a wealth of transferable skills, including learning to adapt to the working climate – essential criteria employers look for. You could also benefit from work experiences and internships as part of your programme; giving you an extra advantage at the start of your career.

Post graduation

  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Music and Film industry
  • Events Management

Programme Structure:

Minor in American Studies
US Credits
UK Credits
TWO of the following: 6 24
AMS 3100 Discovering America: Foundations of American Studies 3 12
FLM 4205 Film in the Americas 3 12
HST 4101 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Memory 3 12
HST 4102 Versailles to Vietnam: A Social History of the USA 3 12
12 US Credits or more from the following: Minimum of 12 Minimum of 48
PLT 5100 Politics & Elections in the USA 3 12
HST 5101 US and UK Comparative History 3 12
AMS 5400 American Television Drama 3 12
FLM 5200 Mainstream Cinema: Studies in Genre 3 12
AMS 6101 The American Presidency 4 16
AMS 6102 American Culture Wars 4 16
AMS 6103 Pop to Present: Themes in Contemporary US Art 4 16
Minor Requirements Minimum of 18 Minimum of 72


I interned at AGC Partners. AGC Partners is a small, technology-focused, Boston-based Investment Bank that offers advisory services with respect to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as capital financings.

During my internship I was responsible for supporting the London operations in any way possible. I was involved in both the preparation of pitch books as well as deal material and market research. Throughout my internship at AGC Partners I gained valuable insight into both the processes of Investment Banking as well as my own personal career choices. I did not only have the chance to observe the daily routines and challenges of an Investment Banker but also got to apply and improve my financial and analytical skills.

Marlene Dieckert
Marlene DieckertFinance Intern at AGC Partners, Spring Semester 2014