Bachelor of Arts Degree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Office of the Dean
The Bachelor of Arts degree in African and African Diaspora Studies offers students an interdisciplinary educational experience that fosters an understanding of the global experiences of African and African-descended peoples in Asia, Europe, the Oceania, and the Americas. In particular, students will gain an appreciation for the diverse character of humanity, explore the complex historical and cultural relations between Africans on the continent and African-descended peoples in the Diaspora, and engage in a comparative study of issues affecting Africans in the continent and the Diasporas.
Students in the major will complete 33 hours of common requirements, including African language, Senior Seminar, and study abroad or internship. In addition, students choose one of three concentrations: Literature; History; and Social, Cultural and Political Issues.