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The Africana Studies major consists of 10 courses. Students may take no more than four courses in a single department. For a complete list of requirements for the major please visit the College Catalog

  1. AFR 101 Introduction to Africana Studies
  2. One Africana Survey Course
  3. One discipline-specific methodological course from any of the approved methodology courses
  4. Six courses at the 200, 300, and 400 level
  5. Capstone course in which senior majors produce a substantial senior thesis

Africana Studies Honors

Students who qualify during their junior year with a minimum GPA and an approved research proposal will be eligible to complete a year-long thesis (AS 498/499) by way of which honors in the major can be earned, and which serves as the capstone for those students. These courses will be taught as independent studies. To qualify for honors at graduation, candidates must earn an average of 3.5 or above in the major, and an overall average of 3.2 or above.