News from the African/African American Studies department


October 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Michigan State University?s graduate program in African American and African Studies (MSU-AAAS) is currently accepting applications for its doctoral and masters degree 2013-14 cohort.

MSU?s -AAAS is a Black /Africana Studies academic unit at Michigan State University that offers two graduate degree majors (Doctor of Philosophy/PhD and Master of Arts/MA) and an undergraduate specialization. The program?s interdisciplinary curriculum is devoted to advanced exploration and analysis of the social, cultural, economic, and political experiences of African descendants in the United States, in the Caribbean, and elsewhere in the African Diaspora; as well as of the diverse nations and peoples of the African continent.  The program is committed to an academic mission that entails innovative teaching, cutting edge research, the production and creation of knowledge, and the cultivation of graduate and undergraduate scholars committed to academic excellence and social responsibility to African heritage communities.

The program is interdepartmental, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and trans disciplinary combining a Black/Africana Studies disciplinary-major, delivered as a core curriculum, with a sub-disciplinary concentration study of a select departmental major of choice from the College of Arts and Letters and/or in other colleges, including but not limited to, the College of Social Sciences, the College of Education, and the College of Natural Sciences.

The program also features required domestic and international internships in local, national, and global Africana World communities, an Africana language immersion program, study abroad in Africa, as well as other extra-curricular educational opportunities that offer students a trans-disciplinary experience.

To learn more about our program, please review our brochure attachments to this email and our website here  Also join us on Saturday, November 17th, from 9:30 am 2:00 pm (Student Union Parlor C, MSU) where we will host our third regional symposium and luncheon. The event titled, The Emerging Black Studies Discipline III: 10 Years at MSU, will bring you together with a number of Michigan scholars, administrators, as well as other current and prospective students of the Black/Africana Studies discipline and serve to orient prospective students interested in graduate academic study pursuit and careers in the Black Studies discipline. Transportation will provided for prospective students who reside in the State of Michigan