AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
The African American Studies program is a four-year, multi-disciplinary, non-teaching degree leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in African American Studies. The major provides students with an objective of Africa and the African Diaspora in the United States. The program helps students gain an understanding of relevant historical, economic, social and political problems and possible resolutions.
The African American Studies major must complete 120 semester hours of University courses. Included in the 120 semester hours are a minimum of 21 hours of courses at the 100/200 level, 26 to 30 hours at the 300/400 level, and 12 to 16 hours at the 400 level. A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in these courses. ARTS, MUSI, HIST, POLI, ENGL, SOCI and CRJS courses must be related to the field of African American Studies. Majors should check with their advisor to be sure that their selection fulfills the requirement.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM
The main objective of the degree program is to provide students the chance to acquire an objective view of Africa and the African Diaspora in the United States, in seeing them gain an understanding of their historical, economic, social and political problems, and how these important issues are depicted in African/African American literature. The aim is to train and educate undergraduate students, and arm them with the necessary knowledge to continue to graduate school or enter the job market where a basic knowledge and understanding of African/African American problems are required. The program will prepare students for graduate work in a number of disciplines: history, sociology, literature, ethnography, social work, political science, and African studies.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE
The program is a four-year multidisciplinary non-teaching degree course leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in African and African American Studies, with a minor in African and African American Studies. Students majoring in African and African American Studies must complete 120 credit hours. The minor in African and African American Studies consists of 18 credits selected from 300 and 400 level courses in African and African American Studies, approved by a designated Advisor.
Students in other disciplines could, also, pursue the minor in African and African American American Studies, which consists of 18 credits selected from 300 and 400 level courses, approved by a designated Advisor.
link to CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES