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Africana Studies, B.A.

About the Program

Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the contributions of Africa and the peoples of the Black Diaspora to the global community. Students majoring in Africana Studies develop critical thinking, research, and communications skills while learning about the culture, institutions, languages, history, and intellectual contributions made by peoples of African descent across Africa, the United States, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and South America. Disciplines represented in the Africana Studies program include, but are not limited to, anthropology, art, history, culture, language and literature, political science, sociology, and women's studies.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Total Required Program Credit Hours (39 cr hrs)
Required Courses (24 cr hrs)
AAS 100 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICANA STUDIES 3
AAS/HIS 322 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 3
HIS 337 AFRICA SINCE 1800 3
HIS 354 THE MODERN CARIBBEAN 3
AAS/SOC 351 SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY 3
AAS/ENG 240 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1940 or AAS/ENG 241 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1940 3
FAR 380 ART OF AFRICA or AAS/THA 421 BLACK DRAMA IN AMERICA 3
AAS 485 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN AFRICANA STUDIES 3

Electives (15 cr hrs)
Choose any five courses:
AAS 189 TOPICS COURSE
AAS/PSC 218 AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL CULTURE
AAS/SPF 221 THE HISTORY OF BLACK EDUCATION IN AMERICA
AAS/SPF 222 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN EDUCATION IN AFRICA
AAS/DAN 230 SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE
AAS/DAN 234 HISTORY OF THE BLACK DANCE MOVEMENT
AAS/ENG 240 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1940
AAS/ENG 241 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1940
AAS 304/MUS 305 MODERN JAZZ
AAS/ANT 305 PEOPLES OF AFRICA
AAS/HIS 306 AFRICA TO 1800
AAS/SOC 321 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
AAS/PSC 333 AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
AAS/HIS 341 AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND CIVIL RIGHTS
AAS 389 TOPICS IN AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES (1-3)
AAS 411 AFRICAN FAMILY
AAS/CRJ 425 RACE, ETHNICITY, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
AAS/HIS 468 READINGS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
AAS/HIS 469 BLACK PROTEST AND LEADERSHIP IN THE U.S. IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
AAS 488 INTERNSHIP (1-6)
AAS 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
AAS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-9)
ARA 101 BEGINNING ARABIC I
ARA 102 BEGINNING ARABIC II
DAN 250 JAZZ DANCE
FAR 366 AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
FAR 380 ART OF AFRICA
FRE 435 FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN LITERATURE IN POST-COLONIAL CONTEXT
FRE 460 FRANCO-CARIBBEAN LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE
MUS 209 SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN MUSIC AND CULTURES

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