African and African American Studies

Program objectives for a B.A. in African and African American Studies are to:

  1. define the term "diaspora" and describe the history, scope and impact of the post-Renaissance diaspora of African peoples;
  2. critique the experiences of African and African American women within the context of the collective experiences of Africans and African Americans and the world as a whole;
  3. apply methodological approaches and analytical skills used in the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, or the arts to the study of the experiences of Africans and people of African descent in the Diaspora;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the links between African cultural institutions and those of people of African descent in the Diaspora;
  5. compare and contrast the history and cultures of peoples of Africa to the history and cultures of peoples of African descent in the Diaspora.

The BA in African and African American Studies requires a minimum of 120 hours to graduate. You may complete this degree entirely online through UofM Global or in combination with previously completed college level learning from other sources. For additional information, please see the African and African American Studies Undergraduate Catalog.