Feb 20, 2020  
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies, African-Diaspora Studies Concentration, BA

Requirements for Major

Required Credit Hours: 36

Major Declaration:

Prospective majors in AFST should discuss their plan-of-study with a faculty advisor by the end of the sophomore year. Declaration forms and instructions for majors and minors are available at the websites of Africana Studies and the University Registrar.

Major Computing Requirement (MCR):

Each major must fulfill the MCR by earning a grade of C- or better in one of the courses listed under Methods (see below) or take CSCI 131  or higher.

Major Gateway (3 credits)

Language Requirement (3 credits)

Africana Studies requires an Africa-relevant foreign language study that exceeds the College-wide proficiency requirement. Specifically, Africana Studies requires additional Africa-relevant foreign language study that can be fulfilled by any one of the following:

  • AFST 250 - African-American English (4) or
  • AFST 251 - Soon Come: Caribbean Languages and Identities (3) or
  • One course beyond 202 level or
  • 202-level proficiency in 2 languages or
  • Off-campus study - Off-campus study programs or native proficiency in any national, ethnic, or community language of African or the African Diaspora (such as, but not limited to, Amharic, Hausa, Haitian Kreyol, Jamaican Creole English, Oromiffa, Twi, Swahili, Sranan, Yoruba, Wolof and Zulu).

Concentration Core & Electives:

The remaining credits are to come from concentration core and  courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences that are specific to each of the three Concentrations that constitute the Major. These are listed by Concentration. The University Registrar publishes the most recent list of eligible courses every semester.

Concentration African-Diaspora Studies

Concentration Electives (minimum 18 credits)

Students are required to complete at least 18 credits through recognized AFST courses in the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities within their chosen area of concentration.

Students must take at least one 3 credit course in one field if they are more inclined to take the majority of their Electives in another. For instance, a student more interested in the Arts & Humanities must take at least one 3 credit class in the Social Sciences in order to complete the degree.

Students are also strongly encouraged to take one elective in a concentration outside of their own.

The program publishes recognized and accepted Electives for each of the concentrations in the online catalog of the University.

Courses credited towards the major and concentration core may not be credited as Electives. There is no double crediting within the Africana Studies major.

Other courses may also be credited towards the Electives after approval by the major Advisor and Program Director.

African Diaspora Electives