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African Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Harrison, NY, United States
The interdisciplinary African Studies program at Manhattanville College provides students with an introduction to the complex experiences of Africa and Africans over space and time.
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Overview

The primary theme is the positioning of Africans as actors of their own history rather than the subjects of other peoples’ initiatives. Of special interest is their experience in the Americas, with a focus on their diverse political institutions and structures, economic, cultural, social and religious systems, and ideologies.

The program covers Africa and the African-American, African-Caribbean, African-Latin and African-Asian diasporas. Such broad scope enables students to develop a comprehensive and global perspective on the African experience worldwide. Students are reminded that many courses under other denominations, especially under History, and World Religions, do count as AFS courses.

Careers 

Manhattanville prepares students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community. Located just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville serves 1,700 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students from more than 50 countries and 30 states. Manhattanville College is committed to equality of educational opportunity, and is an equal opportunity employer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National application is based on a rolling admission
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to African Studies
  • History and Culture of Senegambia - Senegal and the Gambia
  • Modern South Africa

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

Along with your completed application, and nonrefundable $50 application fee, you will need:

  • Official transcript of grades (all documents written in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations)
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19440 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19440 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Harrison

  • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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