Required Courses for the Freshman Year
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Required Courses for the Sophomore Year
|First Semester||Second Semester|
This does not apply to AAS. However, majors are strongly advised to take courses in the core curriculum before registering for electives.
This does not apply to the AAS major.
Junior and Senior Year
24 credits of electives may be from 300 and 400 level courses on the schedule. Juniors and seniors may be permitted to sign up for 499 level courses.
Students should have a major advisor in the Department who could help in the selection of areas of concentration within the major so that elective courses could cohere around one or more disciplines within the AAS department.
Any liberal arts or professional course that will reinforce the AAS major would be recommended. These might include, for instance, courses in economic development, counselor education, and statistics.
Students must see the departmental advisor by the end of the sophomore year since the selection of the appropriate electives to satisfy a specific concentration is important.
What is African & African-American Studies?
It is the study of the life and lived experiences of African and people of African descent in the western world and in the global village in general. It seeks to affirm the scholarly importance of studies relating to the African, African-American and Caribbean presence in the world and to promote the kind of analysis that emphasizes the African and African-American perspective. The major teaches and sensitizes students to many of the realities of the lives of persons of African descent. Career options are as varied as each student. Interests, abilities, values, and experiences will vary greatly but many include pursuit of a graduate degree or seeking employment in the public or private sector. Some career options may require advanced study.