The Africana Studies curriculum critically analyzes the historical and contemporary experiences of people of African descent in the United States, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and wherever communities of African descended people have emerged.
Since 1970 and prior to joining the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the Department of Africana Studies has been a community of scholars founded on and rooted in the emerging discipline of Africana Studies. It is based on several sources, including the Black Intellectual Tradition, the traditional academic disciplines, and the insights and lessons of the historic struggle against racism and for social justice.
Required Courses: (15 Credits)
AFAM 1111 Introduction to Africana Studies
Choose two 6-credits sequence from the following:
AFAM 1201-1202 (HIST 1501-1502) History of African Civilization I-II
AFAM 1213-1214 (HIST 2375-2376) African American History I-II
AFAM 2411-2412 (ENGL 3613-3614) Early African American Literature-Modern African American Literature
Advanced Elective Courses: (6 Credits)
Advanced electives courses could be taken in the Departments of English, Political Science, Sociology & Anthropology.
Total: 21 credits
The multidisciplinary faculty and their community-based expertise prepare students to become servant leaders by fostering a commitment to rigorous intellectual inquiry and the movement for racial justice and equality.
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