African and African American Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts Degree in African and African American Studies

African and African American studies is an interdisciplinary major that requires a second disciplinary major and an advisor in each. The major requires a minimum of 32 credit hours (eight courses) with no more than five from a single department, no more than two of these courses may be at the 100 level, and at least two courses must be taken at the 300 level.

Other Requirements

Historical Dimensions
Select one of the following courses:4
African American History (HIST 225)
Introduction to African Heritage (SOAN 106)
Creative Voices
Select one of the following courses:4
Roots Music in the U.S: Blues, R&B, Soul, & Rock and Roll
African American Literature
Black Women Writers
Black Men Writers
Jazz Appreciation
Theoretical Frameworks
Select one of the following courses:4
Philosophy and Race
Psychology of African Americans
Multiculturalism and Psychology
Racial and Ethnic Relations
African Connections and The Americas
Select two of the following courses:8
Historical Perspectives (Variable Title)
African Women Writers
The Francophone World
The Civil Rights Movement
Africa Before 1800
Africa Since 1800
The Underground Railroad
Understanding Oppressive Systems
Race, Society and Criminal Justice
Individual Philosopher
African Government and Politics
Special Topics (ADHD in African American Children)
African American Religion and Theology
Culture & Sexuality in Africa
African Families in Transition
Race and Gender in Media Focus
African Cultures in Film
Select one of the following courses:4
Gender & Development in Africa
Race, Ethnicity, Psychology and Law
African Americans in the 21st Century: Back to the Future?
Understanding Poverty
Special Topic (Afrofuturism: Dreaming in Black)
Independent Study or Internship and/or Elective Courses8

Independent Study  or Internship  and/or Elective Courses

Select one of the following:
Independent Study1
Independent Study
Independent Study
Independent Study
One course at the 100 level
Any two additional courses above the 100 level
AFAM Thesis (two-semester)

Supervised by a faculty member teaching regularly in the African and African American Studies Program.

Total credits required for A.B. degree in African and African American Studies is 32 credits