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African and African American Studies, BA

African and African American Studies (AFS) is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the opportunity to explore the heritage and contributions of Africans and African Americans to world civilizations and cultures.

Students within this major will (1) develop effective critical thinking and communication skills; (2) explore teaching and research interests in African and African American experiences in Africa, the United States, and throughout the African Diaspora (the spread of people of African descent throughout the world); and (3) acquire knowledge and understanding of diversity in the United States, Africa, and the African Diaspora.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

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  • History of Africa
  • The African Diaspora
  • History of the Ideas of Race
  • Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  • Race, Class and Gender in Communication
  • Economics of Diversity
  • African-American Literature
  • African-American History, 1619 to the present
  • Contemporary African Politics

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