MA North American Studies

Duration:  2 years

Awarding Institute: University of Tehran

MA North American Studies

The MA program in North American Studies was introduced in the Faculty in the academic year 2005-2006 to fill the great demand for a master’s degree in American Studies. The aim of the program is to promote study of American affairs effectively. The graduates of this course will be experts in political, cultural and social affairs of North America. The US history, its foreign policy, economy and other aspects of life are studied by the students of this program which can be completed in two years. This program, apart from core modules in Political Science, also offers core modules in key disciplinary areas of International Studies, as well as a wide range of interdisciplinary modules.


 Course Structure

The MA in North American Studies program is a two-year course (four semesters). The students are required to complete the program in five semesters maximum. The subjects are offered on semester-credit basis. Minimum credits offered in each semester are nine.
The students of the MA in North American Studies program, besides the prerequisite or deficiency subjects, should pass 32 credits (coursework and research) which include 14 compulsory credits, 10 optional credits and a dissertation of six credits.

Core Modules:

  • Research Methodology in Social Sciences
  • History of North America
  • Principles of Studying North America
  • Constitution and Governance in North America
  • Ethnology of North America

Optional Modules:

  • Literature and Culture in North America
  • Artistic and Cultural Figures of North America
  • Common Culture of North America
  • North American Cinema 1: From Beginning to 1945
  • North American Cinema 2: 1945-2000
  • History of Religion in North America
  • Civilization in North America
  • Globalization
  • North American Family
  • Economic Growth and Policies of North America
  • Foreign Policy of North America Post World War II
  • Ethnography Theories
  • Critical Analysis of the West
  • Contemporary Cultural History of North America
  • Art and Architecture of Europe and North America
  • Seminars 1
  • Seminars 2
  • Individual Studies


*Subject to change without notice!