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Africana Studies

Bowdoin College

48 months
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55822 USD/year
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About

The Africana Studies program of Bowdoin College is an interdisciplinary field in which students learn about how the modern world came into existence throughout the African continent, and the worldwide African Diaspora, as well as the significant roles Africa and the African Diaspora played in creating the modern and contemporary worlds over the last six centuries.

Overview

The aim of the Africana Studies program of Bowdoin College is to develop students’ research, communication, and collaboration skills and habits through academic courses that combine subject areas drawn from anthropology, art history, history, literature, music, political economy, and theater, among other fields of research.

Areas of Study

The major in Africana studies consists of nine courses. There are two tracks or concentrations:

  • African American, on the national black experience in the United States; and
  • African and African Diaspora, on African regional, trans-regional, and African diaspora themes.

Overview and Learning Goals

Africana studies offers courses in the following fields of study: African American, African, and African diaspora. Over the course of their major/minor in Africana studies, students acquire knowledge and develop skills through course work, independent studies, and, in some cases, a senior honors project. These skills and knowledge include:

  • learning about the past and present of the African continent and its diaspora, with a particular focus on the United States, by employing interdisciplinary methods;
  • writing clear and concise arguments about the historical, literary, economic, political, social, visual, and religious texts of Africa and its diaspora;
  • working collaboratively with peers and/or faculty on research pertaining to African American and African political thought and historical contexts;
  • speaking or performing coherently to a diverse audience about a specific topic pertaining to African American and African culture and politics; and
  • designing a project using primary and secondary sources regarding Africa and its diaspora.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Affirmative Action and United States History
  • Why Are You Here? Interpreting Humanity from Africana Perspectives
  • Africana Studies
  • The United States Civil War
  • Africana Religions through Literature
  • Latinx in the United States

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

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).
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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.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and personal essay, application fee (nonrefundable) or fee waiver.
  • Bowdoin Supplement
  • Counselor Recommendation - Advisor's estimate of candidate's character and accomplishments
  • Secondary School Report - Information concerning candidate's school offerings and environment
  • Secondary School Record - Transcript
  • Mid-Year Report OR official school transcript at Mid-Year - Report of mid-year grades and performance
  • Teacher Evaluation - An evaluation completed by a teacher who has taught applicant either junior or senior year in an academic core subject
  • Students whose first language is not English must submit official results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), from Duolingo English Test (DET) or from Cambridge English Assessment (CEA)
  • Bowdoin accepts independent interviews from vendors, such as Initialview or Vericant, from our international applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55822 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    55822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55822 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Brunswick

1247 - 1936 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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