A grade of C or above is required for the course to count toward the BA degree in African American Studies.
- AFAM 201: Intro to African American Studies: Social and Historical Foundations
- AFAM 202: Intro to African American Studies: Arts and Cultural Foundations
- Society and History (6 hours): Select two AFAM or approved discipline-based courses in social and historical topics (i.e. POLI, SOCI, PSYC, WGST, HIST, RELG, SOST JOUR, ANTH, and EDUC)
- Arts and Culture (6 hours): Select two AFAM or approved discipline-based courses in arts and cultural topics (i.e. ENGL, CPLT, ANTH, FILM, THEA, DANC, LING, and all Art disciplines)
- Three Additional Major Courses (9 hours): Select 3 AFAM or discipline-based courses (300-level or above) organized around 1-2 subjects in consultation with advisor
- AFAM 498 or AFAM 499 (3 hours): Seminar in African American Studies
- Majors in AFAM 201 and 202 courses will demonstrate a growing competence in analysis of the contextualized, dynamic realities of race in America, especially utilizing African American intellectual currents, past and present. The rigorous engagement of scholarship and a collaborative work ethic will be expected of students.
- Students will work across disciplines, synthesizing major themes, while developing skills in written and verbal communication of such scholarship.
- Students’ development as scholars and researchers is of primary importance to the Program’s faculty. Therefore, tasks of rigorous scholarship are stressed, including: critical thinking; precise writing; constructive discussions; and critical engagement with written material, especially primary documents.
- Majors will strengthen abilities to synthesize major ideas and produce well-written arguments and analyses. Students will learn to raise effective questions, leading to the creation of new knowledge, and thereby to develop as citizen leaders.