Africana Studies, BA

Africana studies is an interdisciplinary field of study devoted to the critical and systematic examination of the cultural, political, social, economic, and historical experiences of the African Diaspora across the globe. Students are able to focus on either African American or African Studies.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Concentrations

Complete one of the following:

Africana Studies Major Credit Requirements

Complete 48 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirements

128 total semester hours required


Africana Studies (no concentration option)

Foundational Course
Complete one of the following:
Introduction to African-American Studies
Introduction to African Studies
Introductory Courses
Complete one of the following:4
The African-American Experience through Music
Black Popular Culture: Music, Movies, and More
John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom
Gender, Race, and Medicine
Introduction to Global Health
Humanities
Complete two of the following, not already used for the introductory requirement:8
The African-American Experience through Music
Black Popular Culture: Music, Movies, and More
John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom
Early African-American Literature
American Women Writers and Race
The African American Novel
Religion and Spirituality in the African Diaspora
Gender and Black World Literatures
Social Sciences
Complete two of the following, not already used for the introductory requirement:8
Gender, Race, and Medicine
Introduction to Global Health
Black Community and Social Change
Public Policy and Black America
Africa Today
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Electives (can include cross-listed courses)
Complete three courses above 2000 level, not already taken
Complete three courses above 3000 level, not already taken
Capstone
Capstone
Capstone
AFRS 4700 to be reactivated

African American Studies concentration

Foundational Course
Introduction to African-American Studies
Introductory Course
Complete one of the following:4
The African-American Experience through Music
Black Popular Culture: Music, Movies, and More
John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom
Introduction to Global Health
Humanities
Complete two of the following, not already used for the introductory requirement:4
The African-American Experience through Music
Black Popular Culture: Music, Movies, and More
John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom
Early African-American Literature
American Women Writers and Race
The African American Novel
Religion and Spirituality in the African Diaspora
Gender and Black World Literatures
Social Sciences
Complete two of the following, not already used for the introductory requirement:8
Gender, Race, and Medicine
Race and Ethnic Relations
Analysis of American Racism
Black Community and Social Change
Public Policy and Black America
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Electives (may include cross-listed courses)12
Complete three courses above the 2000 level, not already taken
Complete three courses above the 3000 level, not already taken.
Capstone
Capstone

African Studies concentration

Foundational Course
Introduction to African Studies
Introductory Course
Complete one of the following:4
Black Popular Culture: Music, Movies, and More
Gender, Race, and Medicine
Introduction to Global Health
Humanities
Complete two of the following, not already used for the introductory requirement:4
Black Popular Culture: Music, Movies, and More
Early African-American Literature
The African American Novel
Religion and Spirituality in the African Diaspora
Gender and Black World Literatures
Social Sciences
Complete two of the following, not already used for the introductory requirement:8
Gender, Race, and Medicine
Introduction to Global Health
Africa Today
The Scope and Dynamics of Conflicts in Africa
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Contemporary Government and Politics in Africa
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Electives (may include cross-listed courses)12
Complete three courses above the 2000 level, not already taken.
Complete three courses above the 3000 level, not already taken.
Capstone
Capstone

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CLTR 10001AFAM 11134Vacation0Vacation0
AFAM 11014AFAM 12254  
AFAM 11044AFAM 22964  
MATH 12154Elective4  
ENGW 11114   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4Vacation0Co-op0
Foreign language course4Foreign language course4  
AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 EESH 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0AFAM 36634Elective4Co-op0
 ENGW 33154Upper-division elective4 
 AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4  
 Foreign language course4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0Elective4Elective4Co-op0
 Elective4Elective4 
 AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4  
 Upper-division elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0AFAM 47004  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 130

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CLTR 10001AFAM 22704Vacation0Vacation0
AFAM 11014AFAM 11134  
AFAM 11094AFAM 11354  
MATH 12154AFAM 12254  
ENGW 11114   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
Foreign language course4  Elective4
AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4   
Elective4   
EESH 20001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
Foreign language course4  Elective4
AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4   
Upper-division elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
AFAM 47004Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
ENGW 33154   
AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4   
Foreign language course4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
AFAM intermediate/advanced undergraduate elective4Upper-division elective4  
Upper-division elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 130