ACADEMICS

 

Major/Minor

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Africana Studies consist of 36 credits for the standard major and 30 credits for the double major. A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses in the major. Courses intended to count toward the fulfillment of the major may not be taken on the P/F option.

  1. Standard Major

    In addition to the normal general education requirements, all majors are required to complete 36 credit hours of study distributed as follows:

    1. Core Requirements (15 credits)

      AFST 100Introduction to the Black Experience
      AFST 201Introduction to Methodology and Research in AFST Studies
      AFST 211Introduction to Contemporary Africa
      AFST 261Black Literature: 20th Century
      AFST 271Introduction to Community Involvement

    2. Additional Requirements (15 credits)

      Choose from among the remaining 300- to 400-level courses, of which at least six credits must be from both of the following two categories:

      1. African history and politics
          AFST 312-326, 368, 411, 415, 430-440
      2. African-American culture and experience
          AFST 344-367, 369-370, 375, 420, 442-465
    3. Individual study and directed research for a senior paper or project (6 credits)
  2. Major With Concentration in Community Involvement Studies

    In addition to the normal general education requirements, this AFST option requires the following:

    1. Core Requirements (15 credits)

      AFST 100Introduction to the Black Experience
      AFST 201Introduction to Methodology and Research in AFST Studies
      AFST 211Introduction to Contemporary Africa
      AFST 261Black Literature: 20th Century
      AFST 271Introduction to Community Involvement

    2. Additional Requirements (15 credits)

      AFST 301, 377, 378 and six credits selected from the following: AFST 272-299, 350, 371-375, 381-399 and 471-489. Twelve of the 15 credits must be at the 300-400 level.

    3. AFST 490 Community Internship Project (6 credits)
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