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A major in African American and African studies gives you a deep appreciation of the impact of African American and African influences on modern culture. You will draw on multiple academic disciplines, including history, literature, art, dance,anthropology and political science, to gain a thorough understanding of the nature of African American and African societies, their struggles and traditions of the past and present. The instructors are creative, accessible and highly qualified, with specializations in a range of disciplines. You may choose to enrich your education by studying for a quarter or a year in Africa, and you will be encouraged to take advantage of our wide-ranging internship opportunities.
African American and African studies graduates are prepared to work in many situations requiring appreciation of cultural diversity and awareness of social forces. Alumni have gone on to careers in the California Office of Education, county social service programs, counseling services and education at every level. Others have entered graduate school in a variety of fields.
You will begin with a series of foundation courses on historical and contemporary African American culture and society, essential social science methodology and comparative ethnic studies. You may choose, in addition to your study of African American culture, to focus on African or diaspora studies. There is great flexibility within the major to concentrate on areas of particular interest to you.
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