Major/Minor Checklists

Checklist for the Major in Africana Studies: 120 credits

Required Courses: 25-28 Semester Hours
_____ AFS 100 Introduction To Africana Studies 3
_____ AFS 104 Survey of Africa 3
_____ AFS 201 African American History I 3
_____ AFS 202 African American History II 3
_____ AFS 240 Dynamics of Racism 3
_____ AFS 305 Survey of African American Literature 3
_____ AFS 386 Political Economy of Modern Africa 3
_____ AFS 399 Community Study Project*** 1-4
_____ AFS 490 Seminar In Africana Studies 3

Required Electives: 12 hours, 6 hours from each area

Social and Behavioral Studies: 2 required, 6 hours
_____ AFS 102 The Black Women In America 3
_____ AFS 395 Aspects of The African-American Experience** 3
_____ AFS 420 Black Politics 3
_____ AFS 456 The Black Church and Religious Traditions 3
Cultural Studies: 2 required, 6 hours
_____ AFS 101 Development of Black Identity 3
_____ AFS 230 Black Women In Literature 3
_____ AFS 340 The Black Family 3
_____ AFS 360 Routes of Black Music 3
_____ AFS 395 Aspects of the African American Experience** 3
_____ AFS 396 African And African American World Views 3
_____ ID 308 Workshop 1-3
_____ General Education Credits   40 ____ Needed
_____ Elective Credits   40–45 ____ Needed
*Electives are chosen with the approval of the chair. **AFS 395 is a variable subtitle course. Students may elect this course more than once, each time with materials applicable to a different program focus, but may not repeat the same subtitle in a program focus where the student has already taken the course for credit.
***AFS 399, for Majors, must be taken for 3 semester hours. Also majors must choose at least one elective at the 300-level and one elective at the 400-level.

Checklist for the Minor in Africana Studies: 18 semester hours

Required Courses: 9 Hours:
_____ AFS 100 Introduction To Black Studies 3
_____ AFS 104 Survey of Africa 3
_____ AFS 240 Dynamics of Racism 3

Elective Courses: 9 Hours:

_____ AFS 305 Survey of African American Literature 3
_____ AFS 332 Pan Africanism 3
_____ AFS 340 The Black Family 3
_____ AFS 360 Music And The Black Experience 3
_____ AFS 386 Modern African World 3
_____ AFS 395 Aspects of The African-American Exp.** 3
_____ AFS 396 African And African American World Views 3
_____ AFS 399 Community Study Project*** 1-4
_____ AFS 420 Black Urban Politics 3
_____ AFS 422 Directed Studies*** 3
_____ AFS 456 Leadership And The Black Church 3
_____ AFS 490 Seminar In Black Studies 3
_____ AFS 508 Workshop*** 1-3
_____ AFS 513 Professional Renewal*** 1-4
_____ ID 308 Interpersonal Growth Workshop 3
**AFS 395 is a variable subtitle course. Students may elect this course more than once, each time with materials applicable to a different program focus, but may not repeat the same subtitle in a program focus where the student has already taken the course for credit.
***AFS 399, 422, 508 OR 513, when taken by minors must be taken for 3 semester hours.

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