African-American Studies B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - African-American Studies

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Core Courses15
Elective Courses18
Total Hours36

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
AAST 141HBlack: From Africa to Hip-Hop3
ANTY 122SRace and Minorities3
HSTA 342HAfr Amer Hist to 18653
or HSTA 343H Afr Amer Hist Since 1865
SOCI 220SRace, Gender & Class3
SOCI 325Social Stratification3
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Elective Courses

Rule: At least 6 credits of the 18 credits of elective courses must be upper-division (300- or 400-level).

Complete 18 credits (including at least 6 upper-division credits) from the following courses:18
Special Topics
Discovering Africa
Peoples and Cultures of World
Social Change
Special Topics
Issues in Economic Development
Labor Economics
Film Directors
Surv African Cinema
Geography of World Regions
Afr Amer Hist to 1865 (only if not used to complete the core requirement)
Afr Amer Hist Since 1865 (only if not used to complete the core requirement)
Voodoo, Muslim, Church: Black Religion
The American South
History of American Law
Special Topics
The Black Radical Tradition
Prayer & Civil Rights
Special topics
Islamic Civil: Classical Age
Special Topics
Special Topics
U.S. Writers of Color
African American Lit
Special Topics
Critical Theory
Special Topics
History of Jazz
Politics of Africa
US Multicultural Politics
Politics of Social Movements
Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just
Sociology of Poverty
Feminist Theory and Methods
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Rule: Each student must also complete a 3-credit capstone project as an independent study in which they conduct a research project, service project, or artistic project focused on an issue pertinent to the African-American community. All projects must be approved by the African-American Studies director.

Complete the following course:
AAST 499Capstone/Thesis3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-