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CURRICULUM

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The Africana studies program enhances the educational development of students by offering courses that reflect the experience of Africa, African-Americans, and the African diaspora. The program offers an interdisciplinary major in Africana studies and interdisciplinary minors in African studies, Africana studies, and African-American studies. All courses to be counted toward a major or minor must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.


COURSE LIST

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for the Major (B.A.)

interdisciplinary, 10 courses

AFS 150 Foundations of Africana Studies, AFS 180 Black Atlantic or approved substitute, eight courses in one of three concentrations (African, African American, Africana) and a 400 level seminar course or internship. Within the eight courses of the concentration, there must be at least one course exploring each of the following perspectives: historical (H), contemporary (CP), artistic/literary (AL), anthropological (A), and comparative or cross cultural (C). An independent study may substitute for the seminar if such a course is not offered.

Requirements for the Minor in African Studies

interdisciplinary, 5 courses

An introductory course and four courses from the African concentration list. At least three different perspectives (historical, contemporary, artistic/literary, anthropological, and comparative or cross cultural) must be represented within these four courses. One perspective must be historical, the other two should be chosen in consultation with an adviser in the program.

Requirements for the Minor in African-American Studies

interdisciplinary, 5 courses

An introductory course and four courses from the African American concentration list. At least three different perspectives (historical, contemporary, artistic/literary, anthropological, and comparative or cross cultural) must be represented within these four courses. One perspective must be historical, the other two should be chosen in consultation with an adviser in the program.

Requirements for the Minor in Africana Studies

interdisciplinary, 5 courses

An introductory course and four courses from either the African or African American concentration lists. At least three different perspectives (historical, contemporary, artistic/literary, anthropological, and comparative or cross cultural) must be represented within these four courses. One perspective must be historical, the other two should be chosen in consultation with an adviser in the program. Students are encouraged to take as many comparative or cross cultural courses as their program permits.