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Major Requirements

Major requirements for the B.A. Degree (36 Credit Hours)

Required Core Courses (15 hours):

  • AFA 2000 Introduction to the Black Experience in Africa and its Diaspora (3)
  • AFH 3100 African History to 1850 (3)
  • AFH 3200 African History Since 1850 (3)
  • AMH 3571 African-American History to 1865 (3)
  • AMH 3572 African-American History Since 1865 (3)

* Students complete the major with seven additional courses. Students may choose to emphasize African American Studies, African Studies or African and African Diaspora Studies. (21 credit hours)

African American Studies (Suggested)
AFA 4313 Black English (3)
AFA 4331 Social Institutions and the African American Community (3)
AFA 4333 The African Diaspora: Blacks in the Construction of the Americas (3)
AFA 4335 Black Women in America (3)
AFA 4350 African American Community Research (3)
AFA 4500 Slavery in the Americas and Caribbean (3)
AFA 4502 Middle Passage (3)
AFA 4931 Selected Topics in Africana Studies (1-3)
AMS 3700 Racism in American Society (3)
ANT 4340 The Caribbean (3)
AML 3604 African American Literature (3)
AML 4303 Major Works: Zora Neale Hurston (3)
AML 4624 Black Women Writers (3)
PHM 4120 Major Black Thinkers (3)


African Studies (Suggested)
AFA 4150 Africa and the United States (3)
AFA 4313 Black English (3)
AFA 4350 African American Community Research (3)
AFA 4500 Slavery in the Americas and Caribbean (3)
AFA 4402 Middle Passage (3)
AFA 4931 Selected Topic in Africana Studies (1-3)
AFS 2250 Culture and Society of Africa (3)
AFS 3153 African Literature Survey (3)
CPO 4204 Government and Politics of Africa (3)
CPO 4244 Government and Politics of East, Central, and Southern Africa (3)
INR 4254 Africa in World Affairs (3)
PHI 4073 African Philosophy (3)

Africana Studies (Suggested)
AFA 4313 Black English (3)
AFA 4331 Social Institutions and the African American Community (3)
AFA 4333 The African Diaspora: Blacks in the Construction of the Americas (3)
AFA 4335 Black Women in America (3)
AFA 4502 Middle Passage (3)
AFA 4931 Selected Topics in Africana Studies (1-3)
AFS 2250 Culture and Society in Africa (3)
AFS 3153 African Literature Survey (3)
AML 3604 African American Literature (3)
AML 4624 Black Women Writers (3)
ANT 4340 The Caribbean (3)
CPO 4204 Government and Politics of Africa (3)
PHI 4073 African Philosophy (3)
PHM 4120 Major Black Thinkers (3)