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African and African American Studies

Brandeis University

48 months
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61724 USD/year
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About

The study of the peoples and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora has a long and dynamic history. So too does the Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS) at Brandeis University.

Overview

About this Degree

Just as Black Studies is a foundational field, AAAS is a foundational department. People of African descent, in countless ways, have transformed the cultures of the Americas and the world. African, African-American and Caribbean thinkers have also played a major role in defining some of the most critical issues in modern history of our time, just as the cultures of Africans and their descendants have transformed the cultures of the Americas and the world.

As a AAAS major or minor, you will take courses in the humanities, creative arts and social sciences. You will gain the analytical tools needed to read, write, talk and think knowledgeably about the past, present and future of black people on the African continent, in the Americas and around the world.

The possibilities of a degree in African and African American Studies at Brandeis University are endless. Some of our students go on to pursue graduate study in African and African American studies or in a discipline represented in our department. Others use their knowledge to pursue careers in health care, social work, government, international organizations, business, journalism, law, education and other professions.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Colorism in Paradise
  • Critical Race Theory
  • The Spirit of Bandung: Afro-Asian Insurgency and Solidarity
  • Marginalized Voices and the Writing of History
  • African History in Real Time
  • Resistance and Revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Common Application.
  • Official copies of all high school transcripts and/or GED certificate and/or marks from any externally graded national exams
  • A school report and a letter of recommendation from a secondary school official.
  • Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper: You have three options to fulfill our testing requirement. 
  • A mid-year report: If you're still in school, you'll need to submit a mid-year report from your senior year that includes grades for all classes. For Early Decision I students, first quarter or first trimester grades will fulfill this requirement.
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher who has instructed you in a core academic course (math, science, history, foreign language or English). (Homeschooled students and those applying for the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program, see the tabs below for more details.)

Tuition Fee

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    61724 USD/year
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    61724 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 61724 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Waltham

1515 - 3136 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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