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African and African American Studies (AAA S) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2002

African and African American Studies (AAA S) - Archive

PROFESSOR KIDANE MENGISTEAB, Head

This interdisciplinary major is designed to give students an integrated and critical understanding of the experiences and contributions of peoples of African descent. Students are encouraged to do research and evaluate the relationship between the political, social, and economic developments in Africa and the African Diaspora. Two options are available within the major and are described here.

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES OPTION: Provides students with the opportunity to explore the experiences of African Americans using theories and methods originating in the field along with those adopted from the various disciplines. Students are also made aware of the potential to apply knowledge to the solution of social, political, and economic problems. The curriculum also promotes greater understanding of the relationship between African Americans and other ethnic groups.

AFRICAN STUDIES OPTION: Provides students with the opportunity to examine the geographical, cultural, historical, political, and economic aspects of Africa. This option allows students to focus exclusively on the political and economic developments in various countries and regions. Emphasis is placed on examining development strategies, i.e., the South Africa Development Coordinating Conference and understanding Africa's position in the global system.

For the B.A. degree in African and African American Studies, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0-10 credits of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

ELECTIVES: 6-16 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
Study of the Swahili or Arabic languages is strongly recommended; Swahili 001, Swahili 002, and Swahili 003 or Arabic 001, Arabic 002, and Arabic 003 may be used to satisfy the Bachelor of Arts foreign language requirement or may be applied to the supporting course and related areas in the major requirements.
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 48 credits[1]
(This includes 0-10 credits of General Education courses; 0-3 credits of GA courses; 0-3 credits of GH courses; 0-4 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 27 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
AAA S 100 GS;DF(3), AAA S/HIST 191 GH;DF(3), AAA S/SPAN 132 DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 15 credits from any courses on the program approved list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits of 400 level AAA S Classes from the department-approved list (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 21 credits

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES OPTION: 21 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
AAA S/WMNST 101 GH;DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
AAA S 401(3), AAA S/SPCOM 422 GH;DF(3), AAA S 430 GS;GI(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from AAA S/WMNST 102 GH;DF(3), AAA S 145 GH;DF(3), AAA S/RL ST 146 GH;DF(3), AAA S 147 GH;DF(3), ENGL 139 GH;DF(3), MUSIC 007 GA;DF(3), SOC 119 GS;GI(4) (Sem: 1-4)
AAA S/SOC 409 GS;DF(3), AAA S 431(3), ADM J 451(3), AM ST 405(3), BB H 302 DF(3), COMM 411(3), EDTHP 411 DF(3), ECON 435(3), ENGL 431 DF(3) (Sem: 5-8)

AFRICAN STUDIES OPTION: 21 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
AAA S/HIST 192 GH;DF(3), AAA S 110 GS(3), CMLIT 003 GH;DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
AAA S 405(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
AAA S 150 GH;DF(3), AAA S 201 GS;DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
AAA S 403(3), AAA S 431(3), ANTH 447 DF(3), CMLIT 422(3), CMLIT 423(3), EDTHP 404(3), FR 458 DF(3), HIST 479(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet #: 28-07-086

Review Date: 01/15/02

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