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African American Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

48 months
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30594 USD/year
29704 USD/year
12254 USD/year
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About

African American Studies offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is a field that systematically explores the life and culture of African American peoples and their African Diaspora relationships, patterns, and ties.

Overview

Overview

Those who major in African American Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign will learn about the historical, political, ideological, legal, social, artistic, and economic issues affecting African Americans.  They will learn about the dignity-affirming struggles of African American people to have their humanity acknowledged, valued, and understood. 

The major in African American Studies (AAS) is to provide students with a transdiciplinary perspective on the origin, role and policy implications of race in the United States and world political economy, society and culture, over time. AAS students will learn diverse concepts, theories and methodologies for analyzing the experiences and perspectives and the cultural and intellectual production of African Americans and African descended people, largely though not exclusively in the United States. An African American studies major will be encouraged to achieve excellence in developing vital creative and critical competencies, including oral and written communication, computer and statistical skills. Students majoring in AAS will also be encouraged to join a new generation of leadership grounded in African American studies knowledge and committed to public engagement to meet the continuing challenges of a diverse democratic society; and to foster national discourse to produce public policy aimed at achieving social justice.

This program is designed to serve undergraduate students primarily interested in the social sciences and humanities, though all students are welcome and encouraged to enroll in the program. This program prepares students for graduate study and research in traditional disciplines and interdisciplinary fields and for careers in the private or public sectors such as teaching, social work, human resources, criminal justice, management and administration, city planning, marketing, policy-making, medicine and law.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to African American
  • Black America, 1619-Present
  • Black Women in the Diaspora
  • Black Literature in America
  • Hist Arch Americas

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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.
103
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).
7.5
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.5

English requirements

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.
103
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).
7.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

National

  • High school transcript
  • Test score results (ACT, SAT)
  • Application fee (Domestic $50 ; International $75)
International
  • To be considered for admission, you must complete a program of study that qualifies you for admission to selective universities in your own country. Freshman applicants must report their academic credentials when they apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30594 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30594 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29704 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12254 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

LAS International Rate: $32,094

Funding

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