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African American Studies

Loyola Marymount University

48 months
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About

What is structural racism? What is intersectionality? Why is there a Movement for Black Lives?  What future can be imagined for Black America? The African American Studies program of Loyola Marymount University provides answers to these questions and more!

Overview

African American Studies reclaims truth; corrects the national narrative regarding people of African descent; and, shares knowledge beyond the university by way of its curriculum, community engagement, and commitment to student development.

LMU’s AFAM features award-winning faculty members, who rank among the highest achieving and most innovative in the nation. Our goal is to ensure that students have the resources, training, and will to battle ignorance and manifest social justice.

What Is African American Studies?

Students in the African American Studies program of Loyola Marymount University gain an interdisciplinary view of the world that is grounded in the perspective of Africa and the African diaspora. This worldview informs the African American Studies Department's intellectual, theoretical and methodological approaches.

Majors will come to understand the forces that influence and impact the lives of people of African descent in America and beyond. To gain a holistic understanding of the discipline, students will draw upon knowledge and analytical skills from the social sciences, humanities, and the arts.

What Do African American Studies Majors Do?

Majors examine the history of African American people in the United States and the diaspora, and delve into the significance of the African worldview to African American-centered scholarship.

Students explore basic research questions, the answers to which contribute to a better understanding of the African American experience. Majors learn about African-centered knowledge systems, find out how to conduct social science research and interpret scientific data, and discover the value of embracing the concept of diversity. Students will also learn how to prepare themselves for graduate school and professional careers in fields related to African American Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • African American Studies
  • Black Cultural Arts
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • African American History
  • African American Literature
  • Sociology of the Black Community

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.
90

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).
6.5
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.
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

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    52553 USD/year
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Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
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Funding

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