African-American Studies B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - African-American Studies

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

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


Core Courses18
Elective Courses15
Total Hours36

Core Courses

Rule: Students must complete the following courses

AAST 141HBlack: From Africa to Hip-Hop3
ANTY 122SRace and Minorities3
HSTA 343HAfr Amer Hist Since 18653
SOCI 220SRace, Gender & Class3
SOCI 325Social Stratification3
HSTA 342HAfr Amer Hist to 18653
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Elective Courses

Rule: 15 Credits required, 6 of which must be at the upper division

Note: Capstone: Each student must also perform 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 AAS director.

Select 15 credits including 6 upper division credits from the following:15
Special Topics
Discovering Africa
African Americans and Native Americans
Abolitionism: The First Civil Rights Movement
Peoples and Cultures of World
Social Change in NnWstrn Socts
Special Topics
Issues in Economic Development
Labor Economics
Film Directors
Surv African Cinema
Geography of World Regions
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 Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-