Jun 27, 2022  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023

Africana Studies Major


The major consists of a minimum of 10 full courses (or the equivalent).

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the major.


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The requirements for the major in Africana Studies are consistent with our view of the field as a multidisciplinary and area studies program. Major prerequisites are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the African Diasporan experience, as well as a firm grounding in a single field of study.

Both breadth and depth in the field are to be obtained by majors. In consultation with their major advisor, students are expected to develop a balanced program of study and to supplement their work with courses in fields related to their special needs and interests.

Africana Studies Major Course Lists


Multidisciplinary Training Courses


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All majors are required to take courses within the department that total not less than two full courses or the equivalent in the humanities and two full courses or the equivalent in the social science divisions of the major, as multidisciplinary training.

Students must also ensure that these courses are drawn from at least three of the five core fields (Education, History, Literature, Politics, and Fine Arts), with a minimum of one full course or the equivalent in each chosen field.

Specialization Courses


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An additional three full courses or the equivalent, including the Senior Seminar, are to be taken in a single field of specialization in one of the following areas: education, history, literature, politics, or fine arts (art, music, theater or dance).

Students are required to show a balance between introductory and advanced courses in their specialization.