Asia is a fast-growing, large and diverse continent, encompassing many countries, cultures and languages. Combining English and American Literature enables you to engage with the cultural diversity of Asia and gain a solid understanding of literature that spans the globe.
You develop a solid grounding in Asian Studies through a multidisciplinary approach that draws on modules in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The programme is designed to develop your critical awareness of the interpretive, cultural and political challenges to understanding Asian cultures and civilisations, both historically and today.
As an Asian Studies student, you have the opportunity to gain both written and spoken competency in an Asian language. Optionally, you can study in an Asian country of relevance to your studies, either for a significant period of time or a full year.
English and American Literature at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. The School of English offers a range of specialist modules, the study of global literatures in English including the literature of Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, India and the Caribbean.
The two subject areas in combination therefore provide you with a truly global perspective, gaining insight into cultures and ideas that span continents.