Africana Studies


Effective with the Class of 2015

Major Requirements
I. Core Requirements:

  • Two from AFS 130, 131, 132
  • Additional Sub-Saharan Africa course from the following: AFS 131, 233, 321, HIST 271, 272, 371, ECON 212
  • AFS 132, 236, 238, 250 (Spr 2013), AFS/LAS/MUS_CLAS 251, LAS 223 or other approved Caribbean-specific course
  • AFS 248, 267, ENG 258, WS/LAS/Anth 231 or other approved gender-specific course

II. Intellectual History Course:

  • AFS 331

III. Senior Seminar/Capstone:

  • Senior Seminar/Capstone: AFS 450, 460, 470 (Individualized Study-Internship-Study Abroad)

IV. AFS Electives:

  • Three additional AFS, Cross-Listed or affiliated courses. May include Anth 239, Econ 250, 253, Educ 220, Eng 235, 236, 353, Fren 331, Hist 236, 238, 270, 271, 272, 346, 364, 373, 374, 413, 424, Mus_Clas 110, Pol 363, Soc 209, WGS/LAS 231. At least one must be at the 300-400 level

Minor Requirements
Students wishing to minor in Africana Studies are required to complete AFS 130, AFS 131, AFS 331, a second 300-level AFS course, and three (3) other core, cross-listed, or affiliated courses. Students should consult with an Africana Studies advisor for guidance.

I. Requirements:

  • Two from the following: AFS 130, 131, 132
  • AFS 331
  • 300-level AFS course, cross-listed or affiliated course
  • And two other AFS, Cross-listed or affiliated courses: May include Anth 239, Econ 250, 253, Educ 220, Eng 235, 236, 353, Fren 331, Hist 106, 236, 238, 270, 271, 272, 346, 364, 373, 374, 413, 424, Mus_Clas 102, 110, Pol 363, Soc 209, WGS/LAS 231

Students should consult an Africana Studies advisor for guidance.

Cross-Listed Courses:

  • Engl 235 Survey of African American Literature
  • Engl 236 Major African American Authors of the 20th Century
  • Engl 353 Discourses of Resistance
  • Fren 331 Francophone Identities
  • Hist 238 African American History: a Survey
  • Hist 270 Topics Course: History of Islam in Africa
  • Hist 271 African History and Society to the 1800's
  • Hist 272 African History and Society from the 1800's
  • Hist 346 Slavery, Rebellion, and Emancipation in the Atlantic World
  • Hist 373 History of Sub-Sahara Africa in the 20th Century
  • Hist 374 Protest Movements in S. Africa & Southern U.S.
  • Hist 413 Decolonization in Africa
  • Hist 424 Race on Trial
  • WS/LAS 231 Gender & Change in Africa and Latin America

Affiliated Courses:

  • Anth 239 Peoples & Cultures of Africa
  • Econ 250 Economic Development
  • Econ 253 Intro to Political Economy & the African Diaspora
  • Hist 106 Atlantic World 1600-1850
  • Hist 364: Social Differences in Brazilian History
  • Mus 102 World Music Survey
  • Mus 110 Survey of Jazz
  • Pol 363 Politics of Developing Areas
  • Soc 209 Race & Ethnic Relations

Sub-Saharan Africa: AFS 131, AFS 233, HIST 271, HIST 272, HIST 371, ECON 212, AFS 321
Caribbean: AFS 132
Gender: AFS 267