Africana Studies, BS

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 Africans, African-Americans throughout the hemisphere, and peoples of African descent around the world. Students are able to choose focused concentrations in 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.

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:4
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 Courses
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
American Women Writers and Race
Early African-American Literature
Religion and Spirituality in the African Diaspora
The African American Novel
Gender and Black World Literatures
Social Science Courses
Complete two of the following, not already used for the introductory requirement:8
Gender, Race, and Medicine
Introduction to Global Health
Race and Ethnic Relations
Analysis of American Racism
Black Community and Social Change
Public Policy and Black America
Africa Today
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
The Scope and Dynamics of Conflicts in Africa
Swahili, Culture, and Politics in Kenya
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Contemporary Government and Politics in Africa
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Community Health, Culture, and Development in Kenya
Electives (6 courses)
Complete three AFAM or AFRS courses above 2000 level, not already taken24
Complete three AFAM or AFRS courses above 3000 level, not already taken24
Capstone
AFAM 4700Capstone4
or AFRS 4700 Capstone

African American Studies concentration

Foundational Course
Introduction to African-American 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
Humanities Courses
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
American Women Writers and Race
Early African-American Literature
Religion and Spirituality in the African Diaspora
The African American Novel
Social Science Courses
Complete two of the following, not already used for the introductory requirement:8
Gender, Race, and Medicine
Introduction to Global Health
Race and Ethnic Relations
Analysis of American Racism
Black Community and Social Change
Public Policy and Black America
Contemporary Government and Politics in Africa
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Electives (6 courses)
Complete three AFAM courses above 2000 level, not already taken24
Complete three AFAM courses above 3000 level, not already taken24
Capstone
Capstone

African Studies concentration

Foundational Course
Introduction to African Studies
Introductory Courses
Complete one of the following:4
Black Popular Culture: Music, Movies, and More
African History
Gender, Race, and Medicine
Introduction to Global Health
Humanities Courses
Complete two of the following, not already used for the introductory requirement:8
Black Popular Culture: Music, Movies, and More
African History
Early African-American Literature
Religion and Spirituality in the African Diaspora
The African American Novel
Gender and Black World Literatures
Social Science Courses
Complete two of the following, not already used for the introductory requirement:8
Gender, Race, and Medicine
Introduction to Global Health
Africa Today
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
The Scope and Dynamics of Conflicts in Africa
Swahili, Culture, and Politics in Kenya
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Contemporary Government and Politics in Africa
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Community Health, Culture, and Development in Kenya
Electives (6 courses)
Complete three AFRS courses above 2000 level, not already taken24
Complete three AFRS courses above 3000 level, not already taken24
Capstone
Capstone

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CLTR 10001AFAM 11354Vacation0Vacation0
AFRS 11014AFAM 22704  
AFAM 12254AFAM 22964  
MATH 12154Elective4  
ENGW 11114   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
AFRS 11804AFRS 24654Vacation0Co-op0
AFRS 12704AFRS 34104  
AFRS 23074Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 EESH 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENGW 33154Elective4Co-op0
 Elective4Elective4 
 AFRS 39004  
 AFRS 34604  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0AFRS 34244Elective4Co-op0
 Upper-division elective4Elective4 
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0AFRS 47004  
 Upper-division elective4  
 Upper-division elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 130