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Major

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.

Department of Africana Studies B.A. Four Year Academic Pathway

Standard Major

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

A. Core Requirements (15 credits)

AFST 100 Introduction to the Black Experience
AFST 201 Introduction to Methodology and Research in AFST Studies
AFST 211, 212, or 213 – Introduction to Contemporary Africa, Introduction to African History, Africa: Culture and Development
AFST 261 Black Literature: 20th Century
AFST 271 Introduction to Community Involvement

B. Elective Requirements (15 credits)

Choose from the 300-400 level courses listed below. Six credits from one category and nine credits from the other.

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

C. Individual study and directed research for a senior paper or project (6 credits): AFST 490, AFST 495, AFST 498                                                                                                          

Major With Concentration in Community Involvement Studies

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

A. Core Requirements (15 credits)

AFST 100 Introduction to the Black Experience
AFST 201 Introduction to Methodology and Research in AFST Studies
AFST 211, 212, or 213 – Introduction to Contemporary Africa, Introduction to African History, Africa: Culture and Development
AFST 261 Black Literature: 20th Century
AFST 271 Introduction to Community Involvement

B. Elective 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.

C. AFST 490 Community Internship Project (6 credits)