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Keith Green, Ph.D.

(856) 225-6601
Armitage Hall
311 N 5th Street, Rm 474
Camden, New Jersey 08102
United States

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Meet Dr. Chinyere Osuji

Dr Chinyere Osuji

Each month this academic year, the Africana Studies website will be featuring a different faculty member affiliated with the program. Our inaugural interviewee is Dr. Chinyere Osuji, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology.

Fall 2015 Major Requirements

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. 


Program Notes:

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.