Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

African American Studies Pathway, A.A.

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African American Studies is the systematic and critical study of the thought and practice of people of African descent historically and currently. This field offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of African people nationally and globally. Africana is committed to promoting a social justice perspective and community engagement that reflects the social change movement which gave birth to this disciplinary field. Our study and research focus engages the experiences of Africans and African descendants in the U.S. and globally through the lens of ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality, and social structure. Moreover, our instruction and curriculum promotes critical thinking, research skills, and proficiency in oral and written communication.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

 See 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements  in the Undergradate Catalog.

  • Area A: Essential Skills 
  • Area B: Institutional Foundations 
  • Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • Area D: Natural and Computational Sciences 
  • Area E: Social Science 

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)