College of Arts & Sciences

African American and Africana Studies

120

Total hours

18

Major core hours

15

Elective hours

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The African American and Africana Studies degree allows students to complete an interdisciplinary program of study that draws together the multifaceted understanding of the Africana experience. The rich and challenging course work addresses historical, cultural, sociological, political, and psychological factors that affect the lives of people of African descent worldwide. Students will develop the breadth of knowledge indicative of a liberal arts education, and enhance their critical thinking and writing, analysis, and communication skills. The African American and Africana Studies degree will be beneficial for a wide range of students who plan to work in communication and media, education, law, health care, non-profit, and government.

African American and Africana Studies Curriculum

 

Major Core Courses (18 Credit Hours)                                     

 

AAS 100                Introduction to African Studies                                 3 credit hours   

AAS 200                Introduction to African-American Studies              3 credit hours   

AAS 301                Introduction to African Diaspora                              3 credit hours   

AAS 401                Independent Reading & Research in AAS              3 credit hours   

AAS 400                Special Topics in AAS (Subtitle required)                6 credit hours   

                                                                 

Elective Courses (15 Credit Hours)                                            

 

Students must take at least 15 hours of electives from the approved list, of which 12 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above.

 

A complete list of degree requirements may be found in the major sheet below.

 

2019-20 MAJOR SHEET B.A. FOUR YEAR PLAN PROGRAM WEBSITE