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The intellectual domain of Africana Studies (AST) consists of four major areas:
Each of these areas may be examined further by focusing upon specializations in the humanities (e.g., literature, film, journalism), social sciences (e.g., research, public policy, health care), physical sciences (e.g., environmental studies), or interdisciplinary studies (e.g., women's studies, management, education).
An AST major or minor is appropriate for students with strong interests in studies of Americans of color; the study of race, gender, and class in the humanities or social sciences; or one or more subject areas indicated above.
The department prepares students for the labor market and continued professional and graduate training by providing a solid knowledge foundation of critical, analytical, and technological skills.
Pre-graduation internships are available for all interested students. Study abroad and modern language skills are highly recommended. Students interested in dual-degree programs, double-majors or self-designed majors should consult with department faculty to design an individualized program.