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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

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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)