The Department of African and African American Studies offers graduate programs in the fields of African American Studies and of African Studies. Their aim is to offer rigorous interdisciplinary training in the humanities and the social sciences, with a focus in a disciplinary field, leading to the PhD.
Summary of Requirements
Fourteen courses in Total:
- African and African American Studies 201 and 202
- One graduate seminar in African or African American History
- One graduate seminar in African or African American Humanities
- One graduate seminar in African or African American Social Sciences (other than History)
- One graduate methods course
- Seven primary field courses
- One elective graduate course
- Any courses required for an AM in the primary field
- Completion of one research paper of publishable quality (may be completed through AAAS 391).
- Language requirements as specified
- B+ average at the end of each year (and any other requirements of the primary field).
- No more than one Incomplete outstanding at any given time
- Oral exam for admission to candidacy
- Teaching experience
- Prospectus exam
- Dissertation completion
- Dissertation defense