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AAMI Freshmen Cohort Application Proccess

Below, you'll find the online application for the 2019-2020 African American Male Initiative Freshmen Cohort which includes the three day summer IMPACT orientation on July 11th - 13th and the first-year African-American Male Perspectives Learning Community.

***IMPORTANT: If you are accepted for the AAMI Freshmen Cohort, you are automatically agreeing to participate in both the summer IMPACT orientation AND the African-American Male Perspectives first-year learning community; so please read the descriptions below before applying.*** 

IMPACT Summer Orientation - Thurs, July 11th - 13th 

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IMPACT is a 3 day/2 night summer orientation program for students that have been accepted into the AAMI Freshmen Cohort.  All meals, lodging, and entertainment costs are covered by KSU.  During IMPACT, attendees will meet the other cohort members, learn more about the AAMI program, and learn how to successfully transition into college life.  

  • The objectives of IMPACT are:

    • Introduce students to the staff and support services of the Cultural and Community Centers
    • Allow students to preview “college living” by staying in the Kennesaw Campus Residence Halls.
    • Help students establish relationships and support networks with other AAMI students.
    • Learn more about the AAMI program including the African-American Male Perspectives Learning Community, AAMI Peer Mentoring structure, and our academic support programs.
  • Please see below for the tentative IMPACT schedule.

    • IMPACT Schedule
    • Thursday, July 11th
    • Attend Summer Orientation
      8:00am - 5:00pm
    • IMPACT Check-In & Welcome Dinner
      5:30pm - 7:00pm
    • Residence Hall unpacking
      7:00pm - 8:30pm
    • Social Activities
      8:30pm - 10:30pm
    • Friday,  July 12th
    • Breakfast
      8:00am - 9:00am
    • AAMI Workshops
      9:00am - 11:30am
    • Lunch
      11:30am - 12:30pm
    • AAMI Workshops & Free Time
      12:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Dinner
      6:30pm - 7:30pm
    • Social Activities
      7:30pm - 10:30pm
    • Saturday, July 13th
    • Breakfast
      8:00am - 9:00am
    • AAMI Workshops
      9:00am - 11:30am
    • Lunch
      11:30am - 12:30pm
    • Closing & Check-out
      12:30pm - 2:00pm

 

African-American Male Perspectives Learning Community
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The African-American Male Perspectives Learning Community is a group of 5 classes that all 25 members of the AAMI Freshmen cohort will take together during the Fall and Spring semesters of their freshmen year.  Taking these courses together will help students build support networks amongst each other and strengthen their "brotherhood" as they work together to navigate their freshmen year.  As a cohort, it will be easier to form study groups, complete group assignments, and learn effective academic skills from each other. This first-year Learning Community will be an interdisciplinary approach to support the identity and academic development of students in KSU’s African American Male Initiative Program.

Students will develop critical thinking skills through a variety of activities, projects, and academic discourse designed to broaden their understanding of American History, the English language, and global issues as they relate to African-American male development.

    • Fall 2019
      Course
      Time
      Credit
    • KSU 1101: First-Year Seminar
      T/TR, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
      3 credits
    • AADS 1102: Issues in African Diaspora Studues
      M/W (F hybrid), 10:10am - 11:00pm
      3 credits
    • ENGL 1101: English Comp I
      M/W (F hybrid), 12:20pm - 1:10pm
      3 credits

     

    • Spring 2020
      Course
      Time
      Credit
    • HIST 2112: US History Since 1877.
      TBA
      3 credits
    • ENGL 1102: English Comp II
      TBA
      3 credits

     

  • Q: Do I have to be an African-American male to join this learning community?  

    A: No, you do not. Any student can enroll in these courses, however these courses will synthesize academic course-work with minority-male identity development theories, therefore it is recommended that enrolled students have an interest in learning more about minority-male development.  

    Q: Will these courses count towards my selected major?  

    A: Probably. These courses are part of the general education requirements that all KSU degree-seeking students must complete, therefore they will most likely count towards your selected major.  Successful completion of/or Dual Enrollment/AP credit for English 1101 and 1102 are required for all bachelor's degrees at KSU.  The KSU 1101, HIST 2112, and AADS1102 courses will likely count as approved electives for most majors, unless you plan on double majoring.  If you enroll in this learning community, you will be assigned an advisor to ensure that each class will work with your major requirements.

    Q: How do I enroll in this Learning Community?

    A: Simply complete the application form below to apply for the 2019-2020 AAMI cohort. The selection committee will review your application and let you know if you have been accepted into program. If accepted, you'll be given instructions on how to register for the courses. 

Want to Apply?  Submit your application below!

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    If you have already selected an Ignition/Orientation date, you can change your date to July 11th online.

     

 

 

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