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Degree Requirements

MAJOR IN AFRICANA STUDIES (code B/STBA01)(120 units)

A minimum of 39 units is required for the major in Africana Studies; 12 lower division and 27 upper divison units. The distribution of courses within Africanan Studies affords the students the opportunity for in-depth exploration of either African American Studies or Continental African Studies areas or a combination of the two, as well as other Diasporan studies, e.g., the Caribbean basin.

LOWER DIVISION (12 UNITS)

Required Core Courses (6 units):

AFRS 110 Introduction to Africana Studies

AFRS 120 African American History to 1865

or

AFRS 121 African American History 1865 to Present

Elective Courses (6 units): one course from each of the following groups:

GROUP A: (Social Science):

AFRS 115 Introduction to African Politics
AFRS 120 African American History to 1865
AFRS 150 Critical Thinking in Africana Studies

AFRS 154 Introduction to Africana Women’s Studies
AFRS 200 Ancient African Civilizations

AFRS 201 History of Slavery

AFRS 210 African American Community

GROUP B: (Humanities):
AFRS 140 Introduction to African-American Literature
AFRS 155 African American Music
AFRS 160 Introduction to Africana Arts

AFRS 170A Elementary Swahili

AFRS 170B Elementary Swahili

AFRS 180 African American Language in America

AFRS 205 Modern Black South African Literature

AFRS 240 African and AFrican American Folklore and Culture

AFRS 255 Introduction to Hip Hop

UPPER DIVISION (27 UNITS)

Required Core Courses (12 units):

AFRS 330 Politics of the African American Community
AFRS 335 Economic Development in the African American Community

AFRS 354 African American Women and the Civil Right Movement
AFRS 495 Research Methods in Africana Studies

Elective Courses (15 units): one or more courses selected from each of the following groups:

GROUP A: (Social Sciences)

AFRS 304 The African Colonial Experience
AFRS 310 African American Male and Female Relationships

AFRS 319 The Ethnic Experience in the U.S.
AFRS 325 Psychology of the Minorities
AFRS 331 African American Juvenile

AFRS 332 Civil Rights and the Law
AFRS 337 Cultures of the Pan-African Peoples

AFRS 345 Politics of Black Power

AFRS 404 Contemporary Issues of the Africana World
AFRS 410 The African American Family

AFRS 430 African Political Leadership in the 20th Century

GROUP B: (Humanities)
AFRS 340 Research Topics in African-American Literature
AFRS 343A African and Caribbean Literature

AFRS 343B Caribbean Literature
AFRS 346 Africana Theatre

AFRS 353I Black Religion

AFRS 363 History of African Art

AFRS 370 African and African American Images in the Mass Media

AFRS 415 International Black Children’s Literature

GROUP C: (Theory)
AFRS 380 African Political Theory

AFRS 400I Afro-American Social Thought

AFRS 454I Africana Womanism: An Intellectual History

AFRS 460 African Thought
AFRS 475 Racism and Sexism: An Analytical Approach

AFRS 498I Ancient Egyptian Ethnical Thought

MINOR IN AFRICANA STUDIES (code B/STUM01)

Requirements:

The minor in Africana Studies requires a minimum of 24 units of which at least 12 units must be in upper- division courses, with two or more courses selected from each of the following:

Core Courses:

AFRS 110 Introduction to Africana Studies

AFRS 495 Research Methods in Africana Studies

Group A:
AFRS 120 African American History to 1865
AFRS 121 African American History 1865 to Present

AFRS 154 Introduction to Africana Women’s Studies
AFRS 200 Ancient African Civilizations
AFRS 201 History of Slavery
AFRS 210 African American Community
AFRS 304 The African Colonial Experience
AFRS 310 African American Male and Female Relationships
AFRS 325 Africana Psychology
AFRS 330 Politics of the African American Community
AFRS 332 Civil Rights and the Law
AFRS 335 Economic Development in the African American Community

AFRS 354 African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement
AFRS 370 African and African American Images in the Mass Media
AFRS 400I African American Social Thought

AFRS 404 Contemporary Issues of the Africana World
AFRS 410 The African American Family
AFRS 420 African American Children in Public Schools
AFRS 430 African Political Leadership in the 20th Century

Group B:
AFRS 140 Introduction to African American Literature
AFRS 155 African American Music
AFRS 160 Introduction to Africana Arts
AFRS 180 African American Language in America
AFRS 205 Modern Religions of African Peoples South African Literature
AFRS 255 Introduction to Hip Hop
AFRS 337 Cultures of the Pan-African Peoples
AFRS 340 Research Topics in African American Literature
AFRS 343A African Literature
AFRS 343B Caribbean Literature
AFRS 346 Africana Theatre

AFRS 353I Religions of African Peoples
AFRS 363 History of African Art
AFRS 370 African and African American Images in the Mass Media
AFRS 415 International Africana Children’s Literature
AFRS 450 Africana Writer’s Workshop

AFRS 454I Africana Womanism: An Intellectual History
AFRS 475 Racism and Sexism, An Analytical Approach

AFRS 498I Ancient EgyptianEthical Thought

Certificate Requirements in Africana Studies (code B/STCT01)

Students majoring in other departments of the University but interested in Africana Studies may at the same time pursue a program leading to a Certificate in Africana Studies. Courses used to meet the certificate requirement may, where applicable, also be used simultaneously to meet General Education requirements or the major and minor requirements of cooperating departments.

Requirements
1. A major in another academic discipline. Certificate can be completed prior to or simultaneously with completion of the B.A. requirement.

2. A minimum of 24 units of which at least 12 must be in upper-division courses, with two or more courses selected from each of the following:

GROUP A:

AFRS 110 Introduction to Africana Studies

AFRS 154 Introduction to Africana Women’s Studies
AFRS 210 African-American Community
AFRS 325 Psychology of the Minorities
AFRS 330 Politics of the African American Community
AFRS 332 Civil Rights and the Law
AFRS 335 Economic Development in the African American Community
AFRS 370 African and African American Images in the Mass Media
AFRS 420 African American Child in the Public Schools

GROUP B:

AFRS 160 Introduction to Africana Arts
AFRS 340 Research Topics in African American Literature
AFRS 343A African and Caribbean Literature
AFRS 346 Africana Theatre
AFRS 363 History of African Art
AFRS 450 Africana Writers Workshop

GROUP C:

AFRS 120 African American History to 1865
AFRS 121 African American History 1865 to Present
AFRS 200 Ancient African Civilizations
AFRS 201 History of Slavery
AFRS 304 African Colonial Experience

AFRS 330 Politics of the African American Community
AFRS 337 Cultures of Pan-African People

AFRS 354 African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement
AFRS 400I African American Social Thought
AFRS 410 The African American Family

AFRS 454I Africana Womanism: An Intellectual History