May 21, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

African American and Africana Studies, B.A.

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The African American and Africana Studies degree allows students to complete an interdisciplinary program of study that draws together the multifaceted understanding of the Africana experience. The rich and challenging course work addresses historical, cultural, sociological, political, and psychological factors that affect the lives of people of African descent worldwide. Students will develop the breadth of knowledge indicative of a liberal arts education, and enhance their critical thinking and writing, analysis, and communication skills. The African American and Africana Studies degree will be beneficial for a wide range of students who plan to work in communication and media, education, law, health care, non-profit, and government.

120 hours (minimum)

Any student earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete a minimum of 39 hours at the 300+ level. These hours are generally completed by the Major Requirements. However, keep this hour requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree .

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 30

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

College Requirements

I. Foreign Language: 0-14

(placement exam recommended)

II. Disciplinary Requirements

a. Natural Science: 6

b. Social Science: 6

c. Humanities: 6

III. Laboratory or Field Work: 1

IV. Electives: 6

College Requirement hours: 13-27

Major Core hours: 18

Guided Electives

Students must take at least 15 hours of electives from the approved list, of which 12 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above:

Guided Elective hours:

From Outside the Major Department

Students must complete 6 or more credit hours of courses outside the AAS prefix, but in allied departments and programs at the 200 level or above to bring the total number of credit hours within the major to 39. Free electives may not be counted toward the UK Core or A&S requirements. Applicable departments and programs include (by prefix): A&S, AIS, A-H, HIS, SOC, ENG, FR, MUS, ANT, GEO, PS, SW, EDP, GWS Credit(s): 6

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120

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