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B.A. in Africana Studies

B.A. in Africana Studies

San Diego State University

San Diego State University, San Diego , United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Our program provides excellent preparation for the fields of law, government, foreign service, business administration, research, consulting, librarianship, counseling, program development, program design, program analysis, urbanology, and writing, to name a few, as well as the more traditional Africana studies profession of teaching. The Africana studies major are an impacted program. To be admitted to the Africana studies major, students must meet the following criteria: a. Complete preparation for the major; b. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units; c. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the pre major at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment). A minimum of 27 upper division units to include Africana Studies 327, 490, and 12 units selected from one of the following areas; six units from one of the other areas and three units from the remaining area. Up to six units, with appropriate content, of 496 and 499 in any combination may be applied to an area of specialization with the approval of the department chair. With the exception of Africana Studies 485, no course may be used to satisfy more than one area of specialization. The Department of Africana Studies at San Diego State University seeks applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor specializing in African America or the African Diaspora. The successful candidate should be prepared to strengthen the department’s social science curriculum, offer and/or design general education and specialized courses on the Africana experiences that highlight the diversity and commonalities of Africana people. Further, the scholar’s research should interrogate the intersection of power, culture, society, and behavior from a culturally centered perspective. We seek applicants who have a commitment to an engaged student-centered teaching pedagogy and a demonstrated interest in and vision for the future of Africana Studies, and whose research applies to the needs and interests of Africana communities (including mass incarceration, criminal justice, mental health, housing and employment segregation and discrimination, family, gender relationships, cultural patterns and behavior, and other issues of social justice). The successful candidate should meet the following requirements: Ph.D. in Africana Studies/African American Studies; Strong record and promise of scholarly accomplishment appropriate to level of appointment; Research interests that contribute to diversity and integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities; Commitment to student-centered teaching of a diverse student population; Record of service in Africana communities. Commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and communities in and out of the university to develop social justice oriented scholarship and pedagogical practices.
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