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Africana Studies

Professor teaching Black American Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

Africana Studies

Africana Studies is a multidisciplinary program with its basic content in the social sciences and humanities. The B.A. prepares a student to develop a complex and critical assessment of the social, political, intellectual and artistic dimensions of the African American and African Diasporic experience through comparative analyses of articles, books, film, art and archival material, to effectively communicate that knowledge orally and in written work and to apply their skills in projects that provide service to black communities in the region. This knowledge and these skills may be effectively incorporated into virtually any career path the student chooses.

Areas of study

  • African Culture
  • Caribbean Culture
  • African American Literature
  • Hip Hop
  • African American History

Career options

  • Education
  • Legislative and Public Affairs
  • Counseling and Community Organizations
  • Journalism
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Personnel Management
  • Social Services
  • Fashion Industry

Graduate Programs

  • Law
  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Literature

What’s special about this program?

 

We have created a major that is flexible and that promotes skills of analysis, research, writing, speaking, service and learning. We offer three different opportunities for study abroad in South Africa, Ghana and Barbados. Students who major in Africana Studies often also major in English, History, Sociology and Education. They go to graduate school, law school, journalism school and they also teach. Students have also obtained jobs in government and otherwise pursue useful and productive careers.

Sample curriculum

AFRA110

 

Introduction to African American Studies
AFRA134

History of Africa

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH113  

Contemporary Mathematics or higher

 

UNIV101 

 

First Year Experience
 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

 

Elective Courses

 

AFRA205

Contemporary African American Issues

 

AFRA206

Survey of African American Culture

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

 

Concentration Course

 

  Discovery Learning Experience

AFRA304

 

African American History to the Civil War

AFRA306

 

African American History since the Civil War
 

Elective Courses

 

 

2nd Writing Course

 

 

Concentration Course

 

  University Breadth Course

AFRA391

 

interdisciplinary Approaches to African American Studies

AFRA490

 

Senior Colloquium
 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Concentration Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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