The Africana Studies Program at EWU is committed to students sucess. As such, Africana Studies provides students with a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum that allows students to criticallys explore, analyze and interpret the experience of African Americans in particular, and other people of African descent in general. The minorin Africana Studies helps to prepare EWU students to be broadly educated, articulate, critical thinkers ready to pursue meaningful careers as engaged citizens in a culturally diverse world. The Africnana Studies program seeks to:
In addition to the university's general services, AEP advising services provide academic personal and career advising. Our professionally trained advisors are sensitive to the concerns African American and African students may have about a predominantly white school.
AEP advisors aid students with course selections, steering them toward required courses for their degrees and planned professions. New incoming students are especially encouraged to contact an AEP counselor before registering for classes.
AEP awards a number of scholarships for Eastern's students. The awards are in addition to other universitywide scholarships.
AEP offers an Africana studies curriculum as part of Eastern's liberal arts program and cultural diversity requirements for a BA/BS degree. Africana studies courses provide understanding and appreciation of the universal African diaspora today and historically from an Afrocentric world view. They also give students the opportunity to evaluate the influence of African culture on the entire human civilization.
All Eastern students are encouraged to take Africana studies courses. Many courses are cross-listed with other departments such as history, English and art.
Students taking a minimum of 20 credit hours in Africana studies are qualified to declare a minor in Africana studies. We advise students to consult an AEP advisor or the director regarding their selection of courses for this minor.
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