African and African American Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts Degree in African and African American Studies

Major Requirements

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:4
African American History (HIST 225)
Introduction to African Heritage (SOAN 106)
Creative Voices
Select one of the following:4
African American Literature
Black Women Writers
Black Men Writers
Jazz Appreciation
Theoretical Frameworks
Select one of the following:4
Philosophy and Race
Psychology of African Americans
Multiculturalism and Psychology
Racial and Ethnic Relations
African Connections
Select one of the following:4
African Women Writers
The Francophone World
Africa Before 1800
Africa Since 1800
Women in Modern Africa
African Government and Politics
SOAN 215
Culture & Sexuality in Africa
African Families in Transition
African Cultures in Film
The Americas
Select one of the following:4
Historical Perspectives (Variable Title)
The Underground Railroad
The Civil Rights Movement
Understanding Oppressive Sys
Race, Society and Criminal Justice
Individual Philosopher
Class, Race and Gender
African American Religion and Theology
Race and Gender in Media Focus
Select one of the following:4
Gender & Development in Africa
Race, Ethnicity, Psychology and Law
African Americans in the 21st Century: Back to the Future?
Understanding Poverty
Independent Study or Internship and/or Elective Courses8
Total Credits32

Independent Study  or Internship  and/or Elective Courses

Select one of the following:8
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)
Total Credits8