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Africana Studies (AFRA) is a multidisciplinary department designed to present a comprehensive study of the origins, conditions, and experiences of African Americans using the perspectives and techniques of various disciplines in the arts, humanities, social, and behavioral sciences. We explore the social, political, economic, and cultural roots of contemporary problems, seeking to relate them to the major value systems in the country and the world. The Department serves as a catalyst for multiethnic and cultural understanding, producing students who will be social agents of change.

Students from diverse disciplines take Africana Studies courses to fulfill general university requirements as well as to supplement their majors. The interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of the department allows flexibility for students seeking to understand the relationships between their respective majors in other areas and Africana Studies.

Students may choose to pursue a major or a minor in Africana Studies. The Africana Studies major is conceived in two ways: one is the general major, consisting of 19 required credit hours and 12 credits that fit into three breadth areas: Cultural Understanding; Analysis and Social Justice/Public Service.

The second consists of the same 19 required credit hours for the general major, plus three courses (nine credits) in a concentration, plus one elective course (three credits). The Concentrations allow Africana Studies majors to focus in areas where there is already demonstrated interest and ample courses, and where the additional focus may serve the student’s interest in pursuing advanced degrees in journalism, writing and literature, law and public policy, or other disciplines.

The Concentration in Africana Art, Literature, and Cultural Studies (AALCS) examines artistic representations and creations of people of African descent to discover how identities shape and are shaped by cultural events, preconceptions, norms, and standards, and how in turn these expressive forms affect ongoing developments of cultural life individually, socially, and globally. As such, this concentration allows students to gain a firm footing in the practice of literary and cultural criticism as they become familiar with humanistic inquiry in the discipline of Africana Studies. AALCS is designed to enable students to use a variety of sources and interdisciplinary methods to gain an awareness of multiple cultures, subcultures, and values both within and outside the artistic community of the Diaspora. This concentration thus emphasizes skills in the formal analysis of artistic artifacts, historical inquiry, and cultural contextualization as it pertains to literature, art, music, film, language, and religion in order to connect the reading of culture and texts to their daily lives.

The Africana Gender Studies concentration focuses on the life experiences of people of African descent in order to understand the complexities of the world, cultures, regions, and academic disciplines through the lens of gender. This concentration will examine issues related to sexuality, the body, race, class, business, health, artistic movements, law, media, sociology, psychology, as well as other academic disciplines in order to study the meaning of “male” and “female” as it relates to social roles and sexual identities.

The Law, Public Policy and Social Justice concentration focuses students’ coursework around issues of law, inequality, social justice, and public policy as it relates to the global experiences of people of African descent. Our social justice courses draw upon sociology’s long standing interest in normative patterns as well as questions associated with the fields of anthropology, history, political science, social psychology, economics and law.

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College of Arts and Sciences

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (124 kredi saati)

Okul ücreti
US$34,160.00 (TRY 459,943) Yıllık
Full Time Tuition (12+ credits): USD $17,080 / Semester
Başlangıç tarihi

Planlanan Şubat, Ağustos 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

University of Delaware,

4 Kent Way,



19716, United States

Giriş koşulları

Amerika gelen öğrenciler için

Applicants to the University must be graduates of accredited secondary schools or have equivalent credentials.

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Applicants to the University must be graduates of accredited secondary schools or have equivalent credentials. Competitive applicants to the University of Delaware have a 79 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS.

Seçtiğiniz bölüme bağlı olarak farklı IELTS koşulları olabilir.


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