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Africana Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies (code B/STBA01) (120 units)

Requirements

A minimum of 39 units is required for the major in Africana Studies; 12 lower division and 27 upper-division units. The distribution of courses within Africana 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, the e.g., Caribbean basin.

Lower Division (12 units)

  • Take the following course:
    • AFRS 110 Introduction to Africana Studies (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • AFRS 120 African American History to 1865 (3)
    • AFRS 121 African American Hist 1865-Present (3)
  • Take 6 units electives, select one course from the following groups:
    • Group A (Social Science):
      • AFRS 115, 120, 150, 154, 200, 201, 210
    • Group B (Humanities):
      • AFRS 140, 155, 160, 170A, 170B, 180, 205, 240, 255

Upper-division Core (27 units):

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AFRS 330 Politics of the African American Community (3)
    • AFRS 335 Economic Development in the African American Community (3)
    • AFRS 495 Research Methods in Africana Studies (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • AFRS 332 Civil Rights and the Law (3)
    • AFRS 354 African American Women and Civil Rights Movement (3)
  • Take electives (15 units), one or more selected from the following groups:
    • Group A (Social Sciences):
      • AFRS 304; 310, 319, 325, 331, 332, 337, 345, 404, 410, 430
    • Group B (Humanities):
      • AFRS 343A, 343B, 346, 353I, 363, 370, 415
    • Group C (Theory):
      • AFRS 380, 400I, 454I, 460, 475, 498I