Undergraduate Studies in Area studies

Compare 51 Bachelor of Arts Programs in Area studies

Area studies

Students who are serious about entering the job market can often pursue a university degree. The BA or Bachelor of Arts is a three-to-four-year undergraduate degree. It usually concentrates on the arts or sciences.

What is a BA in Area Studies? This program helps students to strengthen their knowledge of culture, society and the politics of a specific geological or cultural area. Usually, they can take courses analyzing complex political and social structures. Some curriculum may also include current event courses. In addition to traditional lectures, there may be seminars and professional speakers who can help degree-seeking students gain a better understanding of how smaller areas of the world fit into the global framework.

Students may develop political insight, analysis of current events and communication skills after achieving a BA in Area Studies. These skills lend themselves to new careers and may help students become more aware of the world around them.

It is important to remember that not all universities have the same tuition costs. A school may cost less or more depending on the specific institution, program length, and country of study.

With a bachelor’s degree in area studies, prospective employees may be able to search for jobs in many industries. For instance, some graduates may gravitate towards careers as human resource assistants for federal government agencies, program directors for disaster services or as assistant teachers for cultural exchange programs. Many of these careers can highlight the vast cultural knowledge that these individuals may have gained. For employees of government agencies, knowledge of politics and social structure is important. Similarly, to work for a disaster service or as a teacher, you may have to analyze complex social structures.

If a prospective student is interested in area studies, then he or she may find a degree plan online or at campuses around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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BA Specialization in Pedagogy: Transcultural Communication

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

Transcultural Communication is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Humanities, organized in the full-time form of study. [+]

Transcultural Communication is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Humanities, organized in the full-time form of study.

Profile of graduates and their prospective employment:

The obtained competences:

the ability to analyze various cultural phenomena, to understand them in a broader historical and social context understanding of culture; understanding of a man and consciousness of common human reciprocity

Employment of graduates:

public institutions–state and local authorities non-profit and charitable organizations media and mass media cultural facilities educational facilities Duration: 3 years (= 6 semesters/terms) Language: English Price per semester: 1800 EUR ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in European Studies:Politics and Society in a Global Context

Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Poland Kraków

3-year BA programme taught in English offers you a great opportunity to gain excellent academic experience studying in one of the best Polish universities multiplied by practical knowledge and innovative approach to education. [+]

The 3-year BA programme gives students a core knowledge of European politics, culture, and society, whilst emphasizing Europe’s role in a wider global framework. The programme equips with tools to analyze current events and understand the complexities of political, socio-economic phenomena, and prepares students for further education in the field of international relations.

Programme stands out for its innovative approach to education, academic and administrative professionalism, student-faculty interrelations and perfect location, UNESCO World Heritage Site - Krakow.

Graduate Profile Programme graduates find employment in public administration, national and international institutions and organizations, EU institutions, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, mass media, and publishing. This programme also serves as the first step towards continuing the student’s academic education on a graduate and postgraduate level.... [-]


BA in European Studies

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Campus Full time 3 - 3 years October 2019 Poland Lublin

Studying the phenomenon of European integration with the strong focus on legal aspects of the process of “creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe” our graduates obtain qualifications of Specialist for European Affairs. The graduates are fluent in areas that are a key part of European legal regulations. They become specialists in the scope of European problems and acquire professional skills that are demanded on the European labor market. [+]

BA in European Studies

Career opportunities

Studying the phenomenon of European integration with the strong focus on legal aspects of the process of “creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe” our graduates obtain qualifications of Specialist for European Affairs. The graduates are fluent in areas that are a key part of European legal regulations. They become specialists in the scope of European problems and acquire professional skills that are demanded on the European labor market and can:

work as specialists in European Union institutions and organizations across a number of sectors, e.g. the European Parliament; find employment at all levels of the civil service and self-government; make career at the field of education, media, law, publishing, business and finance. ... [-]

Double Degree - BA in International Relations and European Studies

Lazarski University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Poland Warsaw

This program is ideal for students who want to understand how the world works, and who wish to work in the fields of diplomacy, international politics, non-governmental organizations, or international business. [+]

This program is ideal for students who want to understand how the world works, and who wish to work in the fields of diplomacy, international politics, non-governmental organizations, or international business.

The BA in I.R.E.S. program is run in conjunction with the Coventry University in Great Britain. Upon graduation from this program, students will receive two degrees - one from Lazarski University, and one from the Coventry University.

Through this program, students will gain knowledge that is essential for making decisions in the areas of politics, business, and the media in an international context. Students will also learn about the complexities of contemporary politics, they will improve their language ability and gain useful skills for the business world.... [-]


African American Studies

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Boston

Designed for highly motivated and intellectually adventurous students, the African American Studies program allows you to learn about the history, culture and contemporary situations of African Americans in South Carolina, the South, the U.S. and beyond. [+]

African American Studies at South Carolina

Designed for highly motivated and intellectually adventurous students, the African American Studies program allows you to learn about the history, culture and contemporary situations of African Americans in South Carolina, the South, the U.S. and beyond.

What to Expect

The program is set apart from other universities by its research specializations in our state's black communities, particularly in civil rights era, black women's history and sea islands language and literature. As an African American Studies major, you will be exposed to exciting and rigorous coursework and develop an understanding of race and the African American experience, as well as the dynamics of the African diaspora.... [-]


BA in English and American Studies

Eötvös Loránd University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

The program is offered by the School of English and American Studies. The program can be completed either as a major or a minor program, the latter is only available for students who study in other major programs at ELTE. [+]

The program is offered by the School of English and American Studies. The program can be completed either as a major or a minor program, the latter is only available for students who study in other major programs at ELTE. Students taking the program as a major opt for either the English or the American track at the end of the first term. The three-year-long program does not provide teaching qualifications.

Strength of program

Students in the English studies track within the English and American Studies BA program are offered a chance to acquaint themselves with the foundations of information technology and typography in the first phase of their studies. This is followed by a series of seminars and lectures aimed at developing students’ competence in using English as a language of global communication, academic writing, and everyday oral argumentation in a scholarly and business environment. Students will thus attain the foundations of academic research, evaluation, and critical thinking in English literature, British and American socio-political history, and develop an understanding of the linguistic levels of description and analysis of English (phonology and syntax).... [-]


Bachelor's programme in Philosophy, Politics and Society

Radboud University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

PPS is a uniquely issue-oriented philosophy programme. You will study the philosophical underpinnings of global issues that will determine the course of the 21st century. The curriculum is organized around themes such as ecological crises, scientific progress, technological advances, identity politics, or the global political landscape. [+]

Philosophy, Politics, and Society is a uniquely issue-oriented philosophy programme, in which you will study the philosophical underpinnings of global issues that will determine the course of the 21st century. The curriculum is organized around themes such as ecological crises, scientific progress, technological advances, identity politics, and the global political landscape and for each theme, you will examine a combination of key history philosophical texts, contemporary thinkers, and empirical cases. This programme explores the defining issues of the 21st century from a rich variety of theoretical perspectives, without the narrow economic programmes of traditional PPE (“Philosophy, Politics, and Economics”) programmes. Your first year will consist of a series of systematic introductory courses, and in your second and third year, you will tailor your curriculum to the global issues that you are most interested in. The PPS programme cooperates with other faculties including the Law, Management, Social Science, and Science Faculty to ensure that you can incorporate courses from different faculties in your curriculum. This programme also gives you the opportunity to spend three to six months studying abroad, in a country and university of your choice, or participate in the “Edges of Europe” minor, which combines policy-related courses with fieldwork in Cairo, Rome, Athens, St. Petersburg, and Rabat.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zürich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 8 more

BA - Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies (180 credits) (choose optional minor) [+]

Courses

Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible.

Program requirements Total 180 credits Courses (core) 60 credits / 12 courses Courses (major) 40 credits / 8 courses (including Capstone Project) Courses (minor) 20 credits / 4 courses (in case of optional minor) Internship 30 credits Electives 50 credits / 10 courses Electives 30 credits / 6 courses (in case of optional minor) ... [-]

BA Politics and American Studies

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Combining American history and literature with the country's government and politics, this course also offers you the opportunity to spend a year abroad in the USA. [+]

BAs in Area studies. Overview

This course involves specialist study of the USA – its government, politics, history and culture – anchored in the grand sweep of political ideas, history, institutions and issues the world over.

It is taught jointly by the School of Politics and International Relations and the Department of American and Canadian Studies.

You will study a range of core modules in American history and literature, as well as the government and politics of the USA. You can also choose optional modules in both subjects and from a wide range offered across the University.

There is an opportunity to transfer to a four-year course, spending your third year studying abroad in the USA, depending on satisfactory performance and subject to availability.... [-]


BA South and Southeast Asian Studies

Leiden University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The English-taught bachelor’s programme in South and Southeast Asian Studies offers you a wide range of options for studying this region in all its diversity. [+]

South and Southeast Asia is one of the world's most dynamic and diverse areas. Understand the complexity of the region's history, languages, and cultures.

Why study South and Southeast Asian Studies?

In the South and Southeast Asian programme you gain a thorough understanding of the history, cultures, politics and languages of the region, home to almost a third of the world's population (and two-thirds of its Muslims) and some of the world's fastest-growing economies. Relevant contemporary issues such as ethnic and religious conflicts, inequality and development, the surge in cultural and political movements and the tensions between modernity and tradition are addressed in lectures and seminars.... [-]


Degree in Law from the Franco-Romanian Legal College of European Studies

University of Bucharest
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 Romania Bucharest

Bachelor of Law While the Romanian Licentia degree is obtained in four years after admission to the Faculty of Law, the License in French law is granted after the third year, in accordance with the regulations of Bologna. The fourth year in France corresponds to the Master's degree in Law or first year of Master. [+]

Bachelor of Law While the Romanian Licentia degree is obtained in four years after admission to the Faculty of Law, the License in French law is granted after the third year, in accordance with the regulations of Bologna. The fourth year in France corresponds to the Master's degree in Law or first year of Master.

During these three years of License, students acquire a solid general culture along three axes:

the fundamental principles of European law (history, institutions, architecture and legal order, European human rights law, European criminal law)basic general knowledge of French Private Law (Law of Obligations, Business Law, Company Law, Labor Law)a comparative or international reading in the fields of Public Law (Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Administrative Law, International Economic Law)... [-]

BA Ancient Near Eastern Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The three-year degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies has been formulated to take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by London, the home of the largest group of specialists in the various branches of Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Europe. Not only do many different academic departments of the University of London employ teachers in these fields, but Bloomsbury also houses the British Museum, with its collections of Near Eastern antiquities unrivalled in the world. [+]

BA Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Programme Code: Q400BA/ANESt

Duration: 3 Years

Entry Requirements

BTEC: DDM Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction Scottish Highers: AAABB Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0 Euro Bacc: 80% French Bacc: 14/20 German Abitur: 2.0 Italy DES: 80/100 Austria Mat: 2.0 Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects

NB: This degree enrols new students only in odd years, i.e. 2017, 2019, 2021 ect.

Structure

At SOAS in the first year, the student begins the study of the major language of the ancient Near East, Akkadian (Babylonian and Assyrian) in the cuneiform script, and takes a module in the literatures of the Near East. Meanwhile, at UCL the student commences the study of the history of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt (History Department) and takes an introductory module in Near Eastern archaeology (Institute of Archaeology).... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in European Studies

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 36 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Study contemporary Europe in all of its historical and cultural diversity. This three-year Bachelor's programme provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage Europe’s complex present and future. [+]

Study contemporary Europe in all of its historical and cultural diversity. This three-year Bachelor's programme provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage Europe’s complex present and future.

Europe: The bigger picture

Europe is a continent with a long and turbulent history of cultural, political and economic exchange. The Bachelor’s in European Studies provides you with an overview of the politics, economics and law of the European Union (EU), while also introducing you to Europe’s history, literature and culture.

Taught in English, the programme offers a broad perspective crucial to making sense of the challenges facing Europe today. It equips you with the knowledge and skills to address contemporary European issues such as the Eurozone crisis, the challenges of multicultural societies, and the role of the EU in, for instance, its relations with post-socialist states.... [-]


BA Hons in African Languages

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The course consists of five modules. Modules 1 (Research Essay), 2 (Grammar of the Main Language) and 3 (Literature of the Main Language) are compulsory. The student chooses two other modules from two possibilities: a) Literature: Poetry, Prose, Drama, Oral Art and b) Linguistics: Sociolinguistics, Phonology and Morphology, Syntax and Semantics, Translation Studies [+]

The course consists of five modules. Modules 1 (Research Essay), 2 (Grammar of the Main Language) and 3 (Literature of the Main Language) are compulsory. The student chooses two other modules from the following possibilities:

Literature: Poetry, Prose, Drama, Oral Art Linguistics: Sociolinguistics, Phonology and Morphology, Syntax and Semantics, Translation Studies Admission requirements

Students who have obtained an undergraduate qualification with Northern Sotho (or Sepedi) or Zulu (or isiZulu) as a major and who meet the general University entrance requirements for the Honours programme may be considered for the programme.

Students who do not meet the requirement of one of the specified African languages as a major may in meritorious cases apply to the RPL committee to be admitted.... [-]


BA (Hons) in International Management Studies with European Languages and Society

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 48 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Multilingual graduates with a firm grasp of business and marketing are highly sought-after in the global job market. Bringing together these valuable skills, our course in International Management Studies with European Languages and Society is perfect preparation for a range of exciting career opportunities. [+]

Overview

Multilingual graduates with a firm grasp of business and marketing are highly sought-after in the global job market. Bringing together these valuable skills, our course in International Management Studies with European Languages and Society is perfect preparation for a range of exciting career opportunities.

The course combines key aspects of business with the opportunity to study Spanish and/or French. Alongside your language studies, you’ll learn about the economic, political, social and cultural environment in which international business is conducted. You’ll also have the freedom to learn an additional language, or take modules in Law, Politics, Accountancy or Economics – tailoring the specifics of your course to match your own personal ambitions.... [-]