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Africana Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Decatur, TX, United States
History, culture and contemporary issues pertaining to people of African descent are the focus of Africana Studies at Agnes Scott College. The core courses, offered in the departments of history, English, politics, philosophy, sociology and anthropology, and religious studies, deal variously with Africa, African Americans and the African Diaspora.
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Students graduating with an Africana Studies major from Agnes Scott College will be able to:

  • apply appropriate theoretical and methodological perspectives for understanding the African and African American experiences as well as the African diasporic experience in Europe, North and South America, and the Caribbean;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the historical dimensions of the African and African diasporic experiences as well as the political, social, economic, and cultural forces that have shaped these experiences;
  • demonstrate specific understanding of the experiences of black women as an integral component of Africana Studies;
  • apply the research skills necessary for scholarly inquiry in Africana studies;
  • apply the writing, organizational, and argumentative skills required for the effective presentation of scholarship;
  • demonstrate command of a body of knowledge within a particular area of Africana Studies.

What You'll Learn

The Africana Studies program will provide students with the knowledge on the culture and history of the African diaspora as well as highly developed analytical, communicative and research skills. You'll examine:
  • African- American Culture and Social Institutions from slavery to present
  • Developments in history for Black Americans, people of African descent and the communities that evolved out of the Diaspora
  • The influence of race and the interplay of race and culture with politics, media, and popular culture

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Topics in World Religions: African Religions
  • Topics in Black Writing: Black Women Writers
  • Transatlantic Voodoo
  • African American Women’s History 
  • African American History 
  • Afro-Caribbean Migrations 
  • The “Other” African Americans 
  • Shakespeare and Race.
  • History of Slavery in the U.S.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • An application for admission, via the Common Application, which includes:
  • Agnes Scott Supplement
  • Teacher Evaluation Form (teacher invitation sent via Common App)
  • Secondary School Report and International School Supplement from counselor or school official (invitation sent via Common App)
  • Official High School Transcript in English
  • Application fee of US $30
  • SAT/ACT Test Scores, evaluative interview with Agnes Scott admission counselor, InitialView Interview, or Duolingo English Proficiency Test
  • Agnes Scott's SAT school code is 5002; ACT school code is 0780.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Find details on our Admission Requirements page.
  • Agnes Scott's TOEFL school code is 5002.
  • International Student Certification of Finances (PDF)
  • Copy of Passport Biographical Page or National ID Card
  • Midyear Report (submit as soon as available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Decatur

  • 1072 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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