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Welcome to the Centre for American Studies at Western University. The Centre was established in 1984 to promote a greater understanding of the culture, history, and politics of the United States. The Centre offers a wide range of courses in American Studies and strongly encourages research that is interdisciplinary in nature. We have 44 associates drawn from Anthropology, English, Film Studies, First Nations Studies, History, Information and Media Studies, Law, Music, Political Science, and Women's Studies. In 2005 the Centre launched an interdisciplinary undergraduate program, and in 2010 became the first university in Canada to offer a Master of Arts program in American Studies.
The Centre operates to disseminate information regarding American Studies across the University and serves as a liaison with the educational outreach services of the United States Consulate. With the assistance of the Centre for American Studies, UWO faculty have travelled, attended conferences, and studied in the United States. The Centre also advises students considering graduate study in the United States. Institutional memberships are maintained in the American Studies Association and the Canadian Association for American Studies. In 2006 an Advisory Council was established to provide strategic advice and guidance for the future of the Centre.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
A knowledge of America's history, an understanding of its politics and an insight into its literature, not to mention a host of other topics such as the constitution, culture, society, the various ethnic groups that live there and US foreign policy
Writing and oral presentation. In your written work, supervisions and seminar presentations you might experiment with different styles and formats appropriate to different kinds of audience
Skills enabling you to work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, through leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others, to the success of the team
Knowledge of research methodologies in American history and capacity to interpret findings
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.