Africana Studies B.A.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: George H. Junne, Jr., Ph.D., Coordinator

Location: Candelaria 0140

Telephone: 970.351.2685

Website: www.unco.edu/afs

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; http://ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Graduates will have a liberal arts education and skills necessary for working in multicultural environments; qualify for graduate work in Africana Studies or Pan African Studies; and will understand the struggles and accomplishments of people of African descent. As a job-related field, Africana Studies fosters the intellectual and professional expertise valuable for positions in teaching (elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels), business, criminal justice, counseling, psychology, and health-related fields. Additional applications include community resource development, urban planning, public and social policy analysis, law, social services, political leadership (local, state and federal) and international relations.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • AFS 395, Aspects of the African American Experience, is a variable subtitle course, which may be taken more than once, each time with materials applicable to a different program focus. Students may not repeat the same subtitle course in a program focus for credit.
  • Electives are chosen with the approval of the coordinator. Majors must choose at least one elective at the 300-level and one elective at the 400-level.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 6 credits

LAC area 4 — History

AFS 100Introduction to Africana Studies

3

AFS 201African American History I

3

Remaining LAC — 34 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core ”.

2. Required Major — 33 credits

Take all of the following courses:

AFS 202African American History II

3

AFS 205Survey of African American Literature

3

AFS 240Dynamics of Racism

3

AFS 399Community Study Project

1 - 4

AFS 490Seminar in Africana Studies

3

AFS 399: Must take 3 credits

Choose one of the following courses:

AFS 104Survey of Africa

3

HIST 110African Civilization

3

Choose one of the following courses:

AFS 386Political Economy of Modern Africa

3

HIST 318Modern Africa

3

HIST 319Revolutionary South Africa

3

Social and Behavioral Studies, choose two of the following courses:

AFS 102The Black Woman in America

3

AFS 310African Americans and U.S. Education

3

AFS 395Aspects of the African-American Experience

3

AFS 415Black Psychology

3

AFS 420African American Leadership and Politics

3

AFS 456The Black Church and Religious Traditions

3

Cultural Studies, choose two of the following courses:

AFS 101Development of Black Identity

3

AFS 230Black Women in Literature

3

AFS 340The Black Family

3

AFS 395Aspects of the African-American Experience

3

AFS 396African and African American World Views

3

ART 382African Art

3

ID 308Workshop

1 - 3

3. University-Wide Credits — 47 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 47 credits.