Students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, may major or minor in African American and African Diaspora Studies. The program in African American and African Diaspora Studies is designed to provide students with the critical tools required, and to expose them to the historical knowledge and current research necessary, for an informed understanding of the Afro-American experience today. The program is built around a core of courses that systematically document critical aspects of the Afro-American experience from its antecedents in antiquity to the prominent issues of the present day. Engaging both past and contemporary aspects of this experience provides students access to materials and events that have historically not been given adequate treatment, and allows students to contextualize current issues relating to Afro-Americans in an academically critical way. The program is also designed to effectively prepare students who desire to continue on to graduate work in Afro-American Studies.
The primary objective of the major in African American and African Diaspora Studies is for students to gain a solid foundation in the history and culture of Afro-Americans from before the beginnings of slavery in British North America up to the present time. This foundation is a historically and critically contextualized one in that the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program does not start with the assumption that Afro-American history begins in 1619. Rather, the program very specifically reaches much farther back in history in order to allow students to gain an appreciation of the ways that global economic systems, technological advances, and political change contributed to the environment that made the introduction of Africans to British North America in 1619 possible. This primary objective is met through the first three of the four core courses: AAS 101 (Afro-American Survey I), AAS 102 (Afro-American Survey II), and AAS 330 (From Civil Rights to Black Power and Beyond). A secondary objective is for students to be able to concentrate their studies on particular areas of interest within an overall African American and African Diaspora Studies framework. With affiliated faculty in other UNLV departments, the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program is especially suited to meet this objective. Related to both of the above objectives is the tertiary objective for graduates of the program to be well prepared for post-baccalaureate work in African American and African Diaspora Studies. An undergraduate degree in African American and African Diaspora Studies gives potential graduate students the firm foundation necessary for engaging the more complex material they will encounter in graduate programs focused on African American and African Diaspora Studies.
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- African American Survey
- From Civil Rights to Black Power and Beyond
- Contemporary Issues in African American Studies
- Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone
- Introduction to African-American Literature
- 48 months
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- Nevada Advanced High School Diploma
- High School Transcript
- ACT/SAT Test Scores
- College/University Transcript(s)
- If you have completed coursework at a non-US high school or college, you must also submit a certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization. This evaluation and translation converts your non-US coursework to the US equivalency so that UNLV can evaluate your documents for admission.
International23342 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23342 USD per year during 48 months.
National23342 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23342 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State8291 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8291 USD per year during 48 months.
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