Africana Studies

Program Coordinator: Cornelius St. Mark, Ph.D.

Faculty: Christina Davis

 

Program Description

Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the opportunity to study extensively the history and culture of Africans and African Americans. The program enables students to develop an appreciation of the contributions Africans and African Americans have made to world history and civilization. Africana Studies majors are employed in schools, museums, libraries, archives and agencies committed to preserving African and African American culture. The program is designed to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, which will benefit not only students in the Africana Studies major but in other academic areas as well. As an interdisciplinary program, Africana Studies prepares students to pursue graduate studies in history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, law and related fields.

The Africana Studies program trains students to be positioned to pursue rewarding careers and further graduate study in a variety of fields of knowledge that greatly enhance the their possibilities of professional success and personal satisfaction.  The carefully-honed interdisciplinary approach provides students with the necessary breadth and depth of the Africana experience with all of its complexities and connections.

 

Africana Studies Club

 

The mission of the Africana Studies Club is to promote an understanding of the historical and contemporary experiences of the people of Africa and the African Diaspora. We intend to carry out our mission by promoting and hosting programs and activities, both educational and social, through movie series, guest speaker lectures, symposia, local community involvement, fundraisers, and events in honor of Africana history and culture throughout the year.  Some key elements we want to pursue are political education and involvement, culture through art, music, and literature, and world, regional and local history.

 

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Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts

Africana Studies Grid


Core Curriculum
(Areas A, B, C, D, E, and additional requirements)
47 hrs
Area F
Courses Appropriate to the Program of Study
18 hrs
HIST 1111

or
HIST 1112

Survey of World History to Early Modern Times
or
Survey of World History from Early Time to the Present
3 hrs

or
3 hrs
HIST 2111
or
HIST 2112

U.S. History to Post Civil War
or
U.S. History from Post-Civil War to the Present
3 hrs
or
3 hrs

Foreign Language (sequence in French or Arabic)
6 hrs
AFRS 2000
Intro to Africana Studies
3 hrs
Choose one of the following courses:
GEOG 1101
ANTH 1101
Introduction to Human Geography
Introduction to Anthropology
3 hrs
3 hrs
Major Requirements:
30 hrs
AFRS 3301
AFRS 3141
AFRS 3501
AFRS 4501
AFRS 4701
AFRS 4601
African-American History to 1900
African Politics
Survey of African Cutlure
African American and Pan Africanism
African History Since 1885
Senior Seminar
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Major Electives (from Categories I and II)

12 hrs

Category I
Choose two courses from the following
AFRS 3102
AFRS 3601
AFRS 3111
AFRS 3120
AFRS 3961
AFRS 4701
AFRS 4311
African/African Amer. Family
African American Poitics
Africana Woman
African American Aging
Internship
Africa to 1885
Psych. of African American Experience
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Category II
Choose two courses from the following
AFRS/ART 3601
AFRS/MUSC 3011
AFRS/ENGL 4400
AFRS/ENGL 3311
AFRS/FREN 4100

AFRS/ENGL 4211
AFRS/ENGL3216
AFRS/COMM 2106
AFRS/ENGL 3212
African American Art
African Music
Specific Topics-Gullah Tribe
African Caribbean Literature
Survey of African and Caribbean-Francophone Lit.
African American Dramam
African American Poetry
African Americans in the Media
African American Oral Tradition
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
General Electives: 15 hrs
Minor: 15 hrs
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
137 hrs

Curriculum of Concentration: Minors


MINOR IN AFRICANA STUDIES
AFRS/HIST 3301 African-American History
3 hrs
Choose four of the following courses:
12 hrs
AFRS/HIST 3312
AFRS/HIST 4301
AFRS/POLS 3601
AFRS/PSYC 4311
AFRS/SOCI 4421
AFRS/ENGL 3216
AFRS/ENGL 4211
AFRS/ENGL 4218
The African-American in the 20th Cen.
History of African-American Thought
African-American Politics
Psychology of the African-American
Seminar in the Afr-Amer Experience
African-American Poetry
African-American Drama
African-American Nonfiction
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Total Hours
15 hrs
Area 'A" and major requirements must be completed with a "C" or better

AFRS degree (30 hrs) & HIST concentration (30 hrs)-Student can earn a double major in
AFRS(30 hrs) and HIST(30 hrs), a minor or electives = 140 hrs in 9 semesters