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Africana Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #176 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
The Africana Studies Department at Stony Brook University is an interdisciplinary unit that focuses on the histories, sociology, philosophy, literatures, politics, anthropology, religions, and experiences of people of African heritage within a global context.
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Overview

The major in Africana Studies at Stony Brook University provides students with a thorough background in the historical, political, social, and economic conditions of people of African descent. 

The major is designed to explore issues within the black international communities of Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Particular attention is focused on political concepts, cultural developments, literary manifestations, and social theories. Because of this field's interdisciplinary approach, students are exposed to the critical contributions of scholars representing a variety of theoretical approaches and intellectual perspectives.

Learning Objectives  

Students who complete the Interdisciplinary concentration in Africana Studies will be able to:

  • Apply an Africana lens to the study of the humanities and the social sciences.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of African and diasporic cultures and societies.
  • Demonstrate their ability to think critically about social, political, and economic issues pertinent to Africa and the African diaspora.
  • Interrogate and assess scholarly and popular sources on Africa and the African diaspora.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the methodologies and skills used in the humanities and social sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary African Literature
  • Great Books of the Black Experience
  • African-American Literature and Music in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Arts of the African Diaspora
  • Caribbean and American Connections in Literature
  • Philosophy of Race
  • Black Women's Literature of the African Diaspora
  • Topics in Africana Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • If you are a freshman applicant, you must have completed the highest level of secondary education in your country of residence. We look for a strong secondary academic program with courses in math, natural sciences, and English (or, if English is the language of instruction, another language).
  • If you have attended any college or university after graduating from secondary school you must apply as a transfer student. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, having completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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