Welcome to American Studies!

Flinders University offers the only specialist American Studies program in South Australia and offers a comprehensive examination of the United States -- through multiple topics in American history, politics, economics, foreign policy, and culture -- that equal or exceed that offered anywhere in the Asia Pacific region.

Then there is the American Studies Library Collection - the product of nearly 50 years of collection building and perhaps the most impressive reading collection on the United States available in this country.

American Studies at Flinders offers a full range of undergraduate topics focused on the study of the United States in addition to a complete honours year and higher degree supervision at the MA and PhD levels.

Since 2000, American Studies has offered the Washington Internship Program, which allows selected students to spend nine weeks attached to a governmental or public policy office in Washington, DC. The Internship is a six unit University topic and is integrated into the American Studies offerings. The Australian National University joined the Flinders University Washington Internship Program in 2005.

It is also important to recognise the quality of the Flinders American Studies teaching program. American Studies offers small classes, helpful supervision and a set of identified skills which is exceptional.

If you want to study the United States in Australasia, Flinders American Studies is the obvious choice.

Students can complete major and minor sequence in American Studies through the

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of International Studies
  • Bachelor of Media (Public Affairs)
  • Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts

American Studies also teaches topics that are part of the following degrees

  • Graduate Diploma in International Relations
  • Graduate Certificate in International Relations
  • Master of Arts (International Relations)

American Studies has been awarded for the years 2011-2015 the Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science

Flinders University was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chair by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. Read more about the Fulbright Distinguished Chair >>


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