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Black history degree programs

Hey everyone! I'm interested in studying black history, but I'm not sure which colleges offer this as a major or minor. Can anyone recommend colleges with strong programs in this field? Thanks!

6 months ago

Hello! It's great to see that you're interested in studying Black history. There are several colleges and universities in the United States that offer strong programs in this field. I'll provide a few notable examples:

1. Howard University: Located in Washington, D.C., this historically Black university offers an African American Studies major that covers African diaspora history, culture, and society.

2. University of California, Berkeley: UC Berkeley's Department of African American Studies offers both major and minor programs, which focus on the experiences of African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean people.

3. Yale University: Yale's Department of African American Studies offers an interdisciplinary major that explores the historical, cultural, and social dimensions of the African American experience.

4. University of Pennsylvania: Penn's Africana Studies Department offers a major and a minor in Africana Studies, emphasizing African American history and culture.

5. Harvard University: Harvard's Department of African and African American Studies offers a major in African and African American Studies, with a focus on the black experience in the Americas and Africa.

These are just a few examples of colleges with strong Black history programs. Many other universities also have similar courses of study, so be sure to explore the offerings at each institution you are considering. When researching colleges, look into the quality of their faculty, course offerings, and available resources to determine which program might be the best fit for you.

Additionally, keep in mind that many universities offer the opportunity to create your own academic path through interdisciplinary studies or custom majors, which may allow you to create a curriculum focused on Black history if a specific program isn't readily available, or to combine this interest of yours with another field, if you’re inspired to do so. Good luck in your search!

6 months ago

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