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Major in African American Studies

Required Coursework

Code Title Credits
A.   Compulsory courses
AFA 2000 Introduction to African-American Studies 3
AFA 3110 Key Issues in African-American and Black-Atlantic Thought 3
AFA 4936 African-American Studies Senior Integrative Seminar 3
B. CORE. Select three:  
AFA 3332 Black Feminist and Womanist Theory 3
AFA 3350 Black Masculinity 3
AFA 3354 Race, Religion and Rebellion 3
AFA 3356 African American Religion 3
AFA 3357 Civil Rights and Religion 3
AFA 3303 The Wire 3
AFA 3852 Research Methods in African American History 3
AFA 3240 The African Diaspora 3
AFA 3371 The History of Hip Hop 3
POS 4077 African American Politics and Policy 3
POS 4624 Race, Law and the Constitution 3
AFA 3915C Mentoring At-Risk Youth 3
AFH 4930 History Research Seminar: Africa  
AMH 4930 History Research Seminar: US  
ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline  
POS 4734 Research Methods in Political Science  
C. Choose 3 AFA-approved courses 9
Total Credits 30

The same course may not be used to meet two different requirements.

Overseas Study

The African-American Studies Program currently sponsors one study abroad course. This is a two-credit African Americans in Paris course that is offered during the spring semester, and includes the study of the African-American cultural, historical and political experience in Paris, France. Students travel to Paris during spring break.

Related African-American Studies

Students may also declare a double major in African American Studies and another Bachelor of Arts program (for example, African American Studies and Political Science) or a dual degree in African American Studies and a Bachelor of Science program or a field in a college outside of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (for example, African American Studies and Journalism). In order to do so, please download and fill out the double major or dual degree forms that can be found at Follow the instructions for approvals carefully.

Contact Dr. David Canton for information about the major and minor in African American Studies , 1012 Turlington Hall; 352-273-3060).