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Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies (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 African American Studies, in Continental African Studies or a combination of the two, as well as other Diasporan studies, e.g., Caribbean basin.

Lower Division (12 units)

Take the following course:

  • AFRS 110 Introduction to Africana Studies (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.

Take one of the following:

  • AFRS 120 African American History to 1865 (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
  • AFRS 121 African American Hist 1865-Present (3)
    Prerequistie/Corequistie: One GE Foundation course.

Take 6 units electives, select one course from the following groups:

  • Group A (Social Science):
    • AFRS 115, AFRS 120, AFRS 150, AFRS 154, AFRS 200, AFRS 201, AFRS 210
  • Group B (Humanities):
    • AFRS 140, AFRS 155, AFRS 160, AFRS 170A, AFRS 170B, AFRS 180, AFRS 205, AFRS 240, AFRS 255

Upper-division Core (27 units):

Take all of the following courses:

  • AFRS 330 Politics of the African American Community (3)
    Prerequisites: AFRS 110 and AFRS 121.
  • AFRS 335 Economic Development in the African American Community (3)
    Prerequisites: AFRS 110 and AFRS 121.
  • AFRS 495 Research Methods in Africana Studies (3)
    Prerequisites: AFRS 110 and 6 units upper-division work in Africana Studies. For Department majors.

Take one of the following:

  • AFRS 332 Civil Rights and the Law (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • AFRS 354 African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.

Take electives (15 units), one or more selected from the following groups:

  • Group A (Social Sciences):
    • AFRS 310, AFRS 319, AFRS 325, AFRS 331, AFRS 332, AFRS 337, AFRS 345, AFRS 404, AFRS 410, AFRS 430
  • Group B (Humanities):
    • AFRS 343A, AFRS 343B, AFRS 346, AFRS 353, AFRS 363, AFRS 370, AFRS 415
  • Group C (Theory):
    • AFRS 400, AFRS 454, AFRS 475, AFRS 498

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