Africana Studies: African American Studies, BA
Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study devoted to the critical and systematic examination of the cultural, political, social, economic, and historical experiences of African Americans, Africans, and peoples of African descent around the world. Our course of study is designed to provide students with an integrated understanding and appreciation for a new global black studies. An undergraduate degree in Africana Studies prepares students for graduate work in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools, as well as a range of careers in teaching, business, public service, and the arts, among others.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 32. Double majors may entail more course units.
African Language courses do not count toward the Major Requirements.
For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.
|College General Education Requirements and Free Electives|
|Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives||20|
|AFRC 001||Introduction to Africana Studies||1|
|AFST 190||Introduction to Africa||1|
|AFRC 325||Performance in the African Diaspora||1|
|or AFRC 176||Afro-American History 1550-1876|
|or AFRC 177||Afro-American History 1876 to Present|
|Social Science Course|
|AFRC 006||Race and Ethnic Relations||1|
|or AFRC 307||Race, Science and Justice|
|or SOCI 006||Race and Ethnic Relations|
|or SOCI 307||Race, Science & Justice|
|AFRC 120||Social Statistics||1|
|or SOCI 120||Social Statistics|
|Research Course 2|
|AFRC 322||American Slavery and the Law (or similar)||1|
|AFRC 399||Independent Study||1|
|Total Course Units||32|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
Select a Research Course at the 300-400 level.
Must include one history course.
A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required. Please consult with the Program Director for further details of requirements.
|AFRC 499||Honors Course||1|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2018 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.