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Major and Minor Requirements for AAS

Major Program

The AAS program is organized around the liberal arts. Core area subjects are selected from topics on Africa, on African-Americans in the United States, on the Caribbean and on other parts of the Third World.

AAS majors must complete 36 credits; including 12 credits from the basic core and 24 credits from upper-division courses. After successfully completing 12 credits of introductory work, students are encouraged to specialize in a liberal arts discipline. At least 12 of the 24 required upper-division credits must be in the chosen area of specialization.

Required Basic Core (12 credits)

Complete four from the following:

  • AAS 100 Introduction to African and African-American Studies
  • AAS 104 Institutional Racism
  • AAS 113 Introduction to African-American History
  • AAS 204 African Politics & Society
  • AAS 215 Caribbean History
  • AAS 235 Introduction to African-American Literature
  • AAS 278 African-American Music and Culture

Required Upper-division Courses (24 credits)

Students complete at least 12 credits in their chosen area of specialization. The remaining 12 credits are selected from the Department of African and African-American Studies or, where necessary, from other departments by advisement from the Department of African and African-American Studies.

Minor Program

Students minoring in AAS must complete 18 credits in courses offered by the department. These must include six credits of basic core courses plus 12 additional upper-division credits from courses offered through the AAS

Last Updated 9/23/13