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African and African American Studies

University of Memphis

48 months
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662 USD/credit
502 USD/credit
342 USD/credit
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About

The African and African American Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences from the University of Memphis offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of African people in Africa and the Diaspora. 

Overview

Our African and African American Studies program at the University of Memphis has three areas of activity - curriculum, an annual lecture series, and community outreach - but our key focus is on our interdisciplinary academic program.

Our mission is to help students to develop a solid knowledge base in African and African-American studies as well as to acquire analytical skills and approaches that will enhance understanding of historical and contemporary issues associated with the experience of Africans and African Americans.

What can I do with this Major?

  • Majoring in African and African American Studies challenges students with a high level of critical thinking encouraging the growth of knowledge beyond the bounds of the traditional college program. 
  • Learning about and tackling important societal issues such as poverty and healthcare provides an understanding that will allow a graduate to stand out to potential employers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methodology in African and African American Studies
  • Seminar in African and African American Studies
  • African Religions in the Diaspora
  • Ghanan History and Culture
  • Rhetoric of Hip Hop
  • Special Topics in African and African American Studies

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).
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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.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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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).
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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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All students, both freshmen and transfer, must apply online for admission as an undergraduate student.
  • Pay the non-refundable undergraduate application fee of $50.
  • All international applicants must complete the Affidavit of Support Form which can be downloaded from our website.
  • All international transfer applicants must have their international documents evaluated by a US credentialing agency that holds membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. 
  • A TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam is required of all international students who are from countries where English is not their first language.  
  • All international students must submit a certification of finances document, which establishes the ability to pay for school and support the student while studying at the University.
  • Health records must be provided within 30 days of the first day of classes showing freedom from Tuberculosis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    662 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 662 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    502 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 502 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    342 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 342 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Memphis

955 - 1582 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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