The undergraduate major in African American & African Studies provides students with a systematic understanding of the cultural and historical experiences of African peoples and peoples of the African Diaspora. This exciting and informed undergraduate curriculum emphasizes five areas of concentration of the African World:
Combined with language training and learning abroad opportunities, these areas of concentration integrate the global study of African peoples by engaging students inside and outside the classroom and by teaching the tools of inquiry from the liberal arts disciplines.
The major prepares students:
In addition to its five areas of concentration, the undergraduate major fully integrates languages into its undergraduate degree curriculum. Our language program prepares students intellectually to explore and participate in an ethno-national culture and for world citizenship. We currently offer courses in Swahili and Somali. Courses in Arabic are offered through the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures.
The undergraduate minor in African American & African Studies provides students an opportunity to integrate an area of concentration or special minor into African American & African Studies or into another major undergraduate degree program.
Undergraduate majors also have an opportunity to earn an Ethnic Studies Minor in Comparative U.S. Race and Ethnicity.
Consult the Academic Advisor for details regarding these opportunities to earn a major or minor in African American & African Studies.
A new undergraduate handbook is being developed, and will soon be posted to replace the old handbook.