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.
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- 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
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History View 1605 other Masters in History in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
International55822 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 55822 USD per year during 48 months.
National55822 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 55822 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Brunswick
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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