There are various formal options for incorporating African Studies into undergraduate degree programs.
Global and Area Studies is an interdisciplinary major that focuses on global systems and how they play out in different world regions. Students gain knowledge of particular world regions (including foreign languages) or of global themes that are important across regions, depending on the concentration they choose.
The bachelor of arts degree in Arabic is designed to develop both the linguistic and intercultural skills of students to an advanced level of language competency. Students will study modern standard Arabic and Arabic culture and literature. The major focuses on creating proficient speakers of Arabic who can apply their language skills in a variety of disciplines and careers.
This option is designed to encourage students to combine a major in Arabic with a major in another field such as business, economics, history, international relations, political science, or another foreign language.
The minor complements a number of major fields, but students who plan graduate study related to Africa, who wish to pursue careers in international agencies in the United States and other countries, or who wish to work in Africa may find the minor particularly appealing.
This minor provides students with an interdisciplinary study of the historical and contemporary lived experiences of African descendants in the United States and elsewhere in the northern hemispheric African diaspora, as well as continental African nations and peoples.
This minor provides students with the opportunity for sustained study of Muslim societies and Islam in a range of disciplines and topics.
The minor in Arabic will provide students the opportunity to acquire a core of basic knowledge of Arabic language and culture.
Students may elect to complete one or more optional disciplinary teaching minor(s), in addition to the required teaching major.
The Global Educators Cohort Program (GECP) gives future educators the tools they need to teach with a global view and to make an impact in today's classrooms, which are increasingly culturally diverse.