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Africana Studies Major and Minor

Africana Studies Major

Ten courses (minimum of 30 credits) are required for the major. The major consists of the following:

I. Introductory Course. Take the following which is offered every semester:

  • AFRS 2000 - Introduction to Africana Studies
Note:  Students are strongly encouraged to take this course during the Freshmen or Sophomore year however it may be taken by any student including Juniors and Seniors.

 

II. Nine Elective Courses 

Geographic Distribution:  Students must fulfill a distribution component of at least two courses (six credits) in African Studies and two courses (six credits) in African Diaspora Studies. 

African Studies Program Electives:  Students must take at least one elective class which is based in the Africana Studies Program with the AFRS course designation.

Upper Level Courses:  Students must take at least four courses (twelve credits) at the 4000 level or higher.  A maximum of three electives (nine credits) at the 1000 or 2000 levels may be counted toward major.

Limits:  A maximum of six dance credits may count toward the major.

Language Courses:  Language classes in Arabic, Haitian Creole, Swahili, Yoruba and Zulu may all be counted for elective credit in the Africana Studies Major.

 

Africana Studies Minor

Six courses (minimum of 18 credits) are required for the minor, which consists of the following:

I. Introductory Course. Take the following which is offered every semester:

  • AFRS 2000 - Introduction to Africana Studies

II. Five Elective Courses 

Geographic Distribution:  Students must fulfill a distribution component of at least one courses (three credits) in African Studies and one course (three credits) in African Diaspora Studies. 

Upper Level Courses:  Students must take at least three courses (twelve credits) at the 3000 level or higher.  

Limits:  A maximum of four dance credits may count toward the major.

Language Courses:  Language classes in Arabic, Haitian Creole, Swahili, Yoruba and Zulu may all be counted for elective credit in the Africana Studies Minor.