MAJOR in Africana Studies (ten courses-30 credits)

Africana Studies majors must complete the following core courses:

  • AAS 150 - Introduction to Africana Studies
  • AAS 490 - Senior Seminar in Africana Studies
  • HIS 201 - History of Africa I (to 1800)
  • HIS 209 - African-American History to 1896
  • OR
  • HIS 210 - African-American History since 1896

One course in Caribbean Studies:

  • ENG 361 - Caribbean Literature
  • ENG 374 - Caribbean Women Writers
  • APY 385 - Caribbean Cultures
  • GEG 212 - Middle America and the Caribbean

The remaining courses must be selected from the list of acceptable courses approved by the program. Twelve of the 30 credits must be completed on the 300 level or above. A grade of C- or better with an overall GPA is required in each course taken for the major.


MINOR in Africana Studies (five courses-15 credits)

Africana Studies minors must complete the following two courses:

  • AAS 150 - Introduction to Africana Studies
  • HIS 209 - African-American History to 1896
  • OR
  • HIS 210 - African-American History since 1896

The remaining courses must be selected from the list of acceptable courses approved by the program. A minimum of six credits must be numbered 300 or higher. A grade of C- or better with an overall GPA of 2.0 is required in each course taken for the minor.