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Undergraduate Degree Programs

African Studies

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (AFRST)

PROFESSOR WILLIAM J. DEWEY, Director

The major in African studies is a multidisciplinary program designed to offer students the opportunity to develop their understanding of various aspects of the African continent, including its socioeconomic conditions and global relations. The program utilizes historical, cultural, geographical, economic, and political approaches to equip students with skills to undertake research on issues pertinent to Africa and to prepare themselves for careers in a range of professions as well for post-graduate studies.

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

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0-9 credits of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 9-18 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 45 credits[1]
(This includes 0-9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GA courses; 3 credits of GS courses; and 3 credits of GH courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
AFR 105 GN;IL(3), AFR 110 GS;IL(3), AFR 191 GH;IL(3), AFR 192 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (33 credits)
Select 15 credits from the following (100-300 level courses): AFR 150 GH;IL(3), AFR 197(3), AFR 199 IL(3), AFR 202 GS;IL(3); AFR 294(3-6), AFR 297(3-6); AFR 299 IL(3-6), AFAM 302 US(3), AFR 395(3), AFR 399(3), AFAM 100 GS;US(3), AFAM 211 GH;US;IL(3), ARTH 335 GA;IL(3), ECON 102 GS(3). ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 18 credits with at least 12 from AFR or AFR cross-listed courses: AFR 403 IL(3), AFR 405(3), AFR/PLSC 434(3), AFR/PLSC/IB 440(3), AFR/PLSC 443 IL(3), AFR/PLSC 454 IL(3), AFR/PLSC 459 IL(3), AFR 464 IL(3), AFR 494(3), AFR 495(3), AFR 496(3), AFR 497(3), AFR 499 IL(3), GEOG 436(3), GEOG 444(3), GEOG/LER 475(3), PLSC 481(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: Spring Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-05-040

Review Date: 02/21/2012

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