Undergraduate Degree - African American and African Studies

Program:
African American and African Studies
Program Code:
5823 African American&African Stdys
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS21
Department:
Department of African American and African Studies
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College of Arts and Letters

Department of African American and African Studies

Undergraduate Programs
African American and African Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in African American and African Studies offers students the opportunity to engage and explore the lives, worlds, and cultural practices of Black peoples. Students are encouraged to study and appreciate the complexity of Black communities as well as the particularities of Blackness as it is lived, imagined, and created. Students are also directed to the promise and possibilities of collaborative, interdisciplinary work and research.

Multiple elements define the course of study for the major, including interconnected, required courses exploring Black Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities Studies, as well as encouragement of diverse understandings and approaches to knowledge production with and about Black peoples. The degree program offers three concentrations: Communities in Action, Creative Expression, Culture and Performance, and Black Institutions, Sustainability, and Statecraft.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in African American and African Studies
  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of the catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in African American and African Studies.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the African American and African Studies major is met by completing African American and African Studies 495.  That course is referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (12 credits):
    AAAS 100 Pathways in AAAS 3
    AAAS 200 Black Feminisms: Past, Present and Futures 3
    AAAS 201 Black Sexualities Studies: Past, Present and Futures 3
    AAAS 202 Black Genders Studies: Past, Present and Futures 3
    b. Complete 3 courses from one of the following concentrations (9 credits):
    Communities in Action
    AAAS 300 Communities in Action 3
    AAAS 303 Black Girlhood Studies 3
    AAAS 306 Black Language and Literacy 3
    AAAS 401 Social Media and New Journalism 3
    AAAS 404 Black Ecologies and Environmental Justice 3
    Creative Expression, Culture, and Performance
    AAAS 301 Creative Expression, Culture, and Performance 3
    AAAS 304 Afrofuturism 3
    AAAS 307 Creative Expression as Craft 3
    AAAS 402 Producing Culture 3
    AAAS 405 Black Entrepreneurship and Hustle 3
    Black Institutions, Sustainability, and Statecraft
    AAAS 302 Black Institutions, Sustainability, and Statecraft 3
    AAAS 305 Black People and Land 3
    AAAS 308 Black Spirituality and Religion 3
    AAAS 403 Institutions and Oppression 3
    AAAS 406 Pedagogies of Protests 3
    c. Complete 4 elective courses in 300-400 level AAAS courses as approved by the undergraduate advisor (12 credits).
    d. The following course (3 credits):
    AAAS 495 Writing for Our Lives (W) 3