[Blackstudies-l] Fwd: Find Out More About Our One Year MA Program in African American Studies!

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Mon Nov 2 10:31:49 EST 2015



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> From: African American Studies Program <afam at bu.edu>
> Subject: Find Out More About Our One Year MA Program in African American Studies!
> Date: November 2, 2015 10:30:12 AM EST
> To: <crosby at geneseo.edu>
> Reply-To: African American Studies Program <afam at bu.edu>
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> Dear Colleague,
> As you know, this is the time of year when undergraduate juniors and seniors begin thinking about their post-graduation plans. We believe that our one-year Master of Arts Program in African American Studies may be of interest to your students, so we have outlined some key points about the advantages of studying at Boston University below. In addition, we have attached a handout and would be most grateful if you could share it with this message.
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> As one of the first African American Studies program in the country, founded in 1969, our goal is to give students a broad-based perspective on the African American experience. In addition to preparing students for more advanced graduate work, completing a one year Master’s in African American Studies can augment a professional degree, expand future employment options, as well as be a stepping stone to working in the public sector.
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> Our program approaches the study of African-descended peoples from a multi-regional perspective. We compare and contrast the experiences of African–descended people in the United States with those who have similar histories elsewhere in the world, such as in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
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> Our program is multi-disciplinary with scholars from History, Political Science, Sociology, English, Economics, Ethnomusicology, and Art History. Additionally, the majority of our courses are cross-listed with other departments. This allows students the opportunity to pursue special interests within the broader framework offered by the core requirements of the program which includes a language requirement, two required courses, six electives, and two major papers, one of which is defended orally.
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> As a major research institution, Boston University offers students in our program a wide range of academic resources. More broadly, Boston is home to many colleges and universities that offer additional opportunities for study and discourse. Thus, our students are immersed in an environment that is intellectually stimulating and filled with a myriad of academic choices.
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> The African American Studies Program remains modest in size so our students receive frequent, individual attention and advice from faculty. In addition, students are given opportunities to participate in many of the program events, such as lectures, symposia, and alumni events.   
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> We hope that your students will look into our program and what it can offer them after graduation. Prospective students should also contact our Program Administrator at afam at bu.edu or (617) 353-2795. For more information about our program, the application process and application deadlines, please visit our website athttp://www.bu.edu/afam/.
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> Sincerely,
> John K. Thornton
> Director, African American Studies Program
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Emilye Crosby
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History Department
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Geneseo, NY 14454
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