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African and African-American Studies Major

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate the purpose and history of the field of African and African-African American Studies, and its proclivity to offer a corrective to mainstream representations of Africa and Africans.
  2. Interpret the Africana experience by applying methodologies and perspectives in African and African American studies.
  3. Identify key themes on how race, ethnicity, class and gender impact issues in African and African American Studies from a variety of disciplinary approaches.
  4. Analyze the historical experiences of African people on the continent of Africa and in the Diaspora, underscoring crucial themes relevant to their experiences.
  5. Analyze the literary expressions and contributions of African people on the continent of Africa or in the Diaspora, including analysis of seminal literary treatises from ancient times to the present.
  6. Analyze the experience of African people on the continent of Africa or in the Diaspora from the perspective of the social sciences.
  7. Apply the skills and knowledge acquired in their studies to practical use, such as going on for further study or serving as agents of change in their own settings and communities.

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