2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 11, 2022  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

African American Studies: Concentration in African and African American History [AAS_AASH]


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For more information about this program, contact the Africana Studies Department .

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Develop abilities and skills in critical thinking, qualitative analysis, critical consciousness, clarity of thought, creative expression, and analytical reasoning in the assessment and interpretation of complex information and knowledge about the cultures, histories, politics, economics and the intersectionality of these variables for Africans, African Americans and Diaspora Africans.
  2. Identify, describe and comprehend the foundation of Africana Studies and the global Black experience as transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary educational and intellectual inquiry and the diversity of theories, precepts and norms that characterize the discipline.
  3. Identify and apply knowledge and skills acquired in Africana Studies and the contributions of Africana people to the development of the Global North and Global South.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in the social sciences and humanities and how to apply these methods in conducting research, analyze information, interpret data, and solve societal problems, especially ones that directly affect Africans, African Americans and the African Diaspora.
  5. Develop oral and written communication skills, including languages that would enable students to effectively engage in research in the field that would facilitate the promotion of collective and critical consciousness of the people of the Africana world.
  6. Analyze, evaluate, and participate in activities involving multiculturalism, diversity, civic engagement, and international interaction/education as these variables/elements affect and shape the living experiences of Africans, African Americans and people of the African Diaspora in the global village.

Program Standard Grade Point Average Requirement

The major GPA is calculated by all courses identified in the college catalog as required for the major. In addition, this program has an established program standard GPA which may be used to determine progress in the program.

  • Program Standard GPA
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0 in any AAS course
  • African American Studies Major Requirements
    • 36 credits in any AAS course

B. 27 Credit Hours in Additional Courses in African American Studies


With at least 18 credit hours in courses numbered 300 and above, including:

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the B.A. in African American Studies over four years


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


AAS 300 level (3 cr. hr.)
AAS 300 level (3 cr. hr.)
GE course (3 cr. hr.)
GE course (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Study Abroad (6 cr. hr.)
Elective/minor/concentration (3 cr. hr.)
Elective/minor/concentration (3 cr. hr.)
Elective/minor/concentration (3 cr. hr.)
Elective/minor/concentration (1 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 16


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


AAS 300 level (3 cr. hr.)
AAS 300 level (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


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