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Africana Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Hadley, MA, United States
The Bachelor in Africana Studies from Mount Holyoke College offers courses on the societies and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora, including the Caribbean and Latin America. Courses offerings also cover subjects such as identity and community, black women writers, social thought, film, and race theory.
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Overview

As a field of inquiry, The Bachelor in Africana Studies from Mount Holyoke College describes and analyzes the origins and experiences of people of African descent wherever they live or have lived. This field is informed by the intellectual traditions of African American, African, and African Diasporic studies. While it has a renewed focus on the connections and movements of African-descended people from different sites of Africa and the diaspora, it also values in depth study of black people in discrete local, regional and national contexts. This field is inherently comparative, international, and interdisciplinary in approach, embracing the range of fields in the humanities and social sciences and including the performing arts.

The major prepares students for a number of careers:

  •  government
  •  politics
  •  international affairs
  •  law, education
  •  journalism
  • public health
  •  religious studies 
  • literature and the arts
  • business management

The Africana Studies program offers courses on the societies and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora, including the Caribbean and Latin America. Courses offerings also cover subjects such as identity and community, black women writers, social thought, film, and race theory.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Foundations of Africana Studies
  • Introduction to Twentieth-Century Critical Race Theory
  • Topics in Africana Studies: 'Afro-Latin America: From Slavery to Invisibility'
  • Topics in Africana Studies: 'African American History, Precolonial to Emancipation'
  • Independent Study
  • Urban Policy
  • Luminous Darkness: African American Social Thought After DuBois
  • Politics of Decolonization

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Submit the Common Application
  • SAT I, SAT II, and ACT test scores are optional, though you are welcome to submit them
  • If you are applying for financial aid, it is important to know the deadlines and what forms are required
  • Mount Holyoke strongly recommends scheduling an interview with an admission counselor or alumna representative prior to applying
  • If you have athletic talents, Mount Holyoke is happy to receive portfolios, tapes, slides, or videos that showcase your talent
  • If you have devoted a significant amount of time to art, dance, film, music, or theatre and you plan to continue it at Mount Holyoke as a major, you may submit examples of your work as a supplement to your application
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Hadley

  • 1068 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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