African and African-American Studies
What is African & African-American Studies?
The African & African American Studies (AFAM) program offers the B.A. degree in African & African American Studies. AFAM has the mission to provide studies with a broad, interdisciplinary education inclusive of a focus on Africa and the traditional areas of study of the African American Studies / Black Studies discipline.
AFAM offers areas of concentration, such as: Arts & Aesthetics; Literature & Oral Traditions; Community Theory & Practice; Gender; African Studies and History.
So, what's my degree?
An African and African American Studies student graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students in the program are encouraged to also pursue dual majors. Students may also choose to enroll with a minor in AFAM.
AFAM majors have entered graduate school or the workforce in the following areas:
Law, history, community service, nonprofit organizations, journalism, the arts, education, social services and many more.
Do my interests fit?
African and African American Studies students typically have interests in:
- Societal issues
- Political institutions
- Analysis and research
- Cultural sensitivity
What courses will I take?
African & African-American Studies courses include:
- Intro to AFAM Studies
- Africa & the Diaspora
- African Amer. History to 1877
- African Amer. History since 1877
- Research Methods
How can I study abroad?
OU has numerous study abroad opportunities for students of all majors. Whether you want to take electives, lower-division courses, or major requirements, be sure to check out what education abroad opportunities are available to you through the College of International Studies.
What kind of career could I pursue?
Public interest advocate
Public relations manager
Federal, State, & Local Government Agencies