Utica University’s Africana Studies program is an interdisciplinary field of study devoted to critical and systematic examination of the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural experiences of African Americans, Africans, and African descendant peoples throughout the world. It is a program built on four pillars including North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, and Latin America. It offers remarkable breadth and flexibility when it comes to highlighting and critically analyzing the impact of Africa and the African diasporas on humanity. As an Africana Studies major, students will work closes with extremely accomplished core as well as affiliated faculty to explore the discipline through scholarship and real-world experiences, including study aboard.
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The major will require a total of 39 credits. Category Requirements: 1 Introduction to African Diasporic Experience, 1 Humanities course, 1 Social Science course, 1 Methods course, discipline is open, 2 Foreign Language courses, 1 upper-level research course; 6 Elective courses; and the Africana Capstone course.
Africana Studies Program Goals Africana Studies Majors/Minors will be able to
1. identify a thesis in another writer’s work.
2. identify and use relevant research materials
3. identify and formulate an argument and research question based on critical thinking and contextual analysis
4. communicate clearly.