African American and African Diaspora Studies

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  • Offered by

    American University

  • Total Cost
    (Estimated total cost for the year)

    USD 55,899

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    January 10,October 1

  • Level of program

    Bachelor's

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Program Description

A bachelor’s degree in African American and African Diaspora Studies enables students to explore the rich cultures of the African diaspora, including African Americans residing in the United States. Required coursework focuses on a variety of subjects, including African American history, literature and African civilizations.

This American University program enables students to develop a comprehensive understanding of both historical and contemporary elements of African migration culture and history. During their course of study, students may choose from several electives in the social sciences, humanities and arts fields of study. Examples of potential options include anthropology courses focusing on race and racism, sociology coursework involving inequality or historical classes on African American art. Other topics may include Sub-Saharan African politics, public policy studies and global development and inequality.

Successful degree candidates must complete 120 credit hours, 36 of which are specific to African American and African Diaspora Studies. In addition to obligatory coursework, students are required to complete both an internship and a senior thesis project. The program typically takes four years to complete.

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American University, offers 71 bachelor’s degree programs in subjects such as Anthropology, Dance, Communication Studies, Chemistry, and Sociology. The University also offers a number of honours programs in subjects such as Psychology, Literature, Physics and History. The University has a 90-acre campus that includes amenities and services such as student...

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