Workshop on American Studies in Romania


On Thursday, December 12, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission hosted the ”Workshop on American Studies in Romania: Vulnerabilities and Working Solutions”, the first event in its Fulbright Think Tank initiative. The over 30 professors and leaders of American Studies programs in universities all over the country had the occasion to present the current situation and discuss future opportunities for the development of these programs in the presence and with the contribution of invited representatives of the Public Diplomacy Office, of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS), the Romanian Association for American Studies (RAAS), Fulbright Ambassadors and U.S. Fulbright grantees.

The event is meant to provide more impetus to the American Studies in Romania, the institutionalization of which happened to a large extent due to the efforts of the U.S. Embassy and the Fulbright Commission.

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In the wake of the Fulbright Workshop "American Studies in Romania: Vulnerabilities and Working Solutions"

At the end of the Fulbright Workshop "American Studies in Romania: Vulnerabilities and Working Solutions" held at the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission on December 12, the participants agreed to send us for publication the following:

We hope the proposals and comments, as well as the examples of individual practices reflected in the curricula, will contribute to consolidating the interest in American culture and society at Romanian universities.

Comments and Proposals

Listed below you will find comments and proposals coming from universities which offer accredited undergraduate and/or graduate American Studies programs, as well as from universities where American topics are part of the English curriculum. As for some of the hot topics we discussed during the workshop, you will notice that some of the participants are of the opinion that American Studies specialization should be included in the field of Philology, while others approve of its present inclusion in the field of Cultural Studies. However, everybody agrees that all American Studies programs should have a very strong language component and that all English curricula should include the study of American culture and literature.

Read more: Comments and Proposals

2013-2014 American Studies/English curricula


Curricula listed in alphabetical order of universities.

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi
Faculty of Letters
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
BA in American Studies
MA in American Studies

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Faculty of European Studies
Department of International Relations and American Studies
BA in American Studies
MA in Transatlantic Studies

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Faculty of Letters
Department of English
American area courses

"Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
Faculty of Letters
Department of Philology
Courses in American Language and Literature

“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu

Faculty of Letters and Arts
Department of Anglo-American Studies and German Studies
BA in Cultural Studies

Ovidius University of Constanta
Faculty of Letters
BA in Cultural Studies
MA in Anglo-American Studies

Partium Christian University of Oradea

Faculty of human and social studies
Department of English
American area courses

"Petru Maior" University of Targu-Mures
Faculty of Letters and Sciences
Department of Philology
BA in Romanian-English double major
BA in Translation Studies (English-French) double major
MA in Anglo-American Studies and Intercultural Dialogue

Transilvania University of Brasov

Faculty of Letters
Department of Literature and Cultural Studies
BA in Cultural Studies

University of Bucharest
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures
American Studies Department
BA in American Studies
MA in American Studies

West University of Timișoara
Faculty of Letters, History and Theology
Department of Modern Languages
MA in American Studies

My fulbright experience

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