African Studies

African Studies is the study of the acquisition of African languages, their structure, history, grammar and use. It may also include study of a variety of African cultures and literature using the techniques of literary analysis and interpretation.

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African Studies

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
American University
USA
Our 91-acre campus is located in northwest of Washington DC
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
Bryn Mawr College
USA
Suburban Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA
Georgia Tech’s main campus spans 400 wooded acres in the heart of Atlanta.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Technologically based education combined with experiential learning.
Hampshire College
USA
Large rural campus (over 300 hectares) including a sustainable farm, bordered by forest and mountains.
Small Institution <5000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted) - No minimum grade requirements; applicants are assessed in a comprehensive, holistic review process.
Students design customized programs of study in collaboration with hand-picked faculty committees.
Johns Hopkins University
USA
City Island Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted) - We are looking for students who have taken a challenging course of study and who have succeeded.
Hopkins is a research university with a liberal arts curriculum.
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BA
Black Studies
BA
African-American Studies
BA
African Language
BA
African Studies
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Useful Skills

Note Taking
Analytical
Research
Speaking (Verbal Communication)
Written Communication
Attention to Detail
Listening
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