Beginning Fall 2015, any student who declares an Africana Studies major must meet the following requirements (click here for Fall 2015 Africana Major Worksheet).
The major in African Studies requires the successful completion of 12 courses (36 credits), 8 of which are required, and 4 of which are electives. The 8 required courses constitute an Africana Core with requirements in Theory; History and Literature; Methodology; and the Capstone. Students must earn a 2.0 or better in the major or minor to complete the degree, and only two online courses may be used to satisfy these requirements.
Africana Core (24 credits)
Theory: three courses (9 credits)
Intro to Africana Studies
Race and Ethnicity
Pan Africanist Theory and Thought
History and Literature: three courses (9 credits)
Pre-Colonial Africa OR Africa Since 1800
African American History I OR African American History II
Early African American Literature OR Modern African American Literature
Methodology: one course (3 credits)
50:509:299 Perspectives in History (3)
50:790:391 Quantitative Methods in Political Science (3)
50:830:215 Statistics for Social Science (3)
50:920:301 Methods and Techniques of Social Research (3)
50:960:183 Elementary Applied Statistics (R) (3)
Capstone: one course (3 credits)
Additional course (300-level or higher)
Independent study (with permission of program director and instructor)
Graduate seminar (with permission of program director and instructor)
Internship (with permission of program director and instructor)
Electives (12 credits)
Four courses with subject code 014 (12 credits; at least two 300 level)
Students may not use the same course(s) to meet both the Africana Core requirements and the elective requirements.
Capstone: Any 300-level (or higher) Africana course can satisfy the capstone requirement, but if a student would like to use an independent study, graduate seminar, or internship to meet this requirement, they should consult with the program director. A 300-level course can count as a capstone after 18 credits (6 classes) have been taken in the major.