African American Studies, BALAS
for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Major in African American Studies
Minimum required major and supporting course work equates to 48 hours.
General Education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.
Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level African American Studies courses must be taken on this campus.
A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your adviser.
Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours
To graduate with distinction, students must complete the following:
- 3.3 overall G.P.A
- 3.6 program G.P.A
- Complete AFRO 495 Senior Thesis Seminar with a grade of 3.3 or better
|I. Core course requirements|
|AFRO 100||Intro to African American St||3|
|AFRO 220||Intro to Research Methods AfAm||3|
|AFRO 490||Theory in African American St||3|
|AFRO 495||Senior Thesis Seminar||3|
|II. Theory and Methods Requirement|
|At least one theory and one methods course beyond the core. The courses must be selected from a list maintained in the Department's advising office.||6|
|III. Thematic Areas|
|Students must take at least one course each from the following five areas. At least 6 of the remaining hours must be taken from only one of any of the five areas. A list of courses is maintained in the Department's advising office.||21|
A. Comparative Race, Racialized Communities and Identities
B. Cultural Production and Cultural Movements
C. Political Economy, Public Policy and Contemporary Issues
D. Global Interconnections: Black Transnationalism and the African Diaspora
E. Black Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
|IV. Cognate or Supporting Coursework|
|Students must complete 9 hours of supporting coursework. Supporting coursework courses consists of a set of courses which are logically grouped, and which reflect or support a student's interests outside of the African American Studies major. Supporting coursework courses must be approved by the Department's undergraduate advisor.||9|