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What will I learn?

Students majoring in Africana Studies are required to complete a program consisting of core courses and electives with emphases in the areas of the humanities and behavioral and social sciences. The core courses (30 units) provide students with an appreciation of the historical development and intellectual foundation of the discipline as well as the critical knowledge base, intellectual skills, and methodological techniques essential to the field of Africana Studies. The courses offered in the emphases (9 units each) allow the student to gain a deeper intellectual grasp of the field within one of two important emphases. The two emphases are the Africana Humanities emphasis and the Africana Behavioral and Social Sciences emphasis.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Facilitates student analysis and knowledge of the conceptual approaches and tools of inquiry best suited to explore, explain, describe, and advance the lived experience(s) of Africana peoples;
  • Conduct critical, scientific research on issues of relevance to Africana peoples;
  • Creatively and critically evaluate issues that Africana-identified people experience in unique and common ways;
  • Apply, analyze, and encourage teachers’, students’ and alumni sharing of Africana Studies’ curricular outcomes, knowledge and research with community stakeholders, organizations as well as actively engage in service learning projects;
  • Synthesize a core curriculum concerning how people of African descent have demonstrated resilience: consciously shaping and reshaping their environments over time and in the present, while meeting challenges, achieving goals, and resisting oppression;
  • Demonstrate and evaluate specialized learning and competencies necessary in professions in which they will encounter people of African descent;
  • Analyze the diversities of Black experiences as a window to fully comprehend the American experience, and thus, the human experience.

Which department am I in?

College of Ethnic Studies

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$16,632.00 per year
Start date

January 2022, August 2022

Venue

College of Ethnic Studies

1600 Holloway Avenue,

SAN FRANCISCO,

California,

94132, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school/ secondary school and have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average, and that you have, or will have, the equivalent of US high school completion.

For international students

Complete a secondary/high school curriculum that totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, be qualified to enter a university in your home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school. Have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average in academic courses completed after 9th grade.

TOEFL score of at least 61, IELTS score of at least 6.0 or PTE score of at least 45 is required.

Application Deadlines: Spring: Sept-30; Fall: May-1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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