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​The purpose of the African & Black Diaspora Studies Program is to provide DePaul students with a systematic, interdisciplinary, and integrated course of study of Africa & the Black Diaspora. The Program provides students with an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in African & Black Diaspora Studies with a concentration in Africa, Black America, and/or Afro-Caribbean and Latin America. African & Black Diaspora Studies will also train students in comparative analysis of regions (e.g., peoples, religions, philosophies) through an incorporation of the study of history, power, identity, gender, and race. The Program’s offerings provide students with opportunities to learn about and develop expertise in the cultures, epistemologies, histories, sciences, and societies of Africans and peoples of African descent. The Program prepares students to pursue professions and careers that require a systematic knowledge of Africa and its Diaspora.