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International Studies: African, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Portland, OR, United States
With Africa being the world's second most populous continent, second to Asia, this region takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the African continent and its peoples, their complexity and diversity.A regional focus on Africa takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the African continent and its peoples, their complexity and diversity.

Overview

This regional focus will explore changing disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of the African continent and its peoples. The course examines how an understanding of the African experience, far from being exotic or distant, reaches to the core of academic struggle and intellectual debate.A variety of scholarly and literary sources are used to provide the student with a varied and balanced view of this complex region.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

It explores problems and themes that are cultural, historical, political, and geographical, and that address fundamental issues in the construction and expression of identity and knowledge. The International Studies major requires that students demonstrate third-year proficiency in one language appropriate to the regional focus. For students taking courses at PSU, third-year proficiency is defined by successful completion of the terminal course in the third-year language sequence or completion of an upper division equivalent. For students admitted to PSU in Fall 2007, or later, the terminal course for most languages is 303.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    527

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    171 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 171 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Portland

  • 1271 - 2270 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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