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African American Studies

The University of Iowa

48 months
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31793 USD/year
31793 USD/year
9830 USD/year
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About

African American studies examines the unique experiences of African-descended people living in the North American colonies and the United States from the 17th century to today. This program degree in African American Studies is offered by The University of Iowa. 

Overview

Students who take courses in this area acquire a special skill set that will enable them to critically interrogate their own experience, as well as the world around them.

The degree program in African American Studies, offered by The University of Iowa, also provides valuable background for careers in areas such as community work, public school teaching, religion, government, political science, and law.

Iowa’s African American Studies Program features a broad-based curriculum and faculty who specialize in a wide range of topics. Because it is a small program, there are many opportunities for individualized attention.

Career Development

  • The African American studies major provides a valuable background for careers in a diverse society, in areas such as community work, public school teaching, religion, government, political science, and law. Some graduates go on to advanced study, many preparing for work as teachers and administrators at colleges and universities.
  • Iowa graduates have job placement rates ranging from 86-100 percent, depending on their area of study, and our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to African American Religions
  • Introduction to African American History
  • African American Islam
  • Twentieth-Century African American Religion: Civil Rights to Hip-Hop
  • Topics in African Cinema
  • Topics in African American Studies (when topic is history, religion, or the diaspora)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an application
  • Pay the $80 application fee
  • Upload your academic records
  • If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements
Have your ACT or SAT score sent to us by the testing agency if:
  • You completed secondary school in the United States
  • You are applying for direct admission to the Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the University of Iowa Honors Program
  • You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
  • Our institution code for ACT is 1356; our institution code for SAT is 6681

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31793 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31793 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9830 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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