African and African American Studies

 

Description
The African and African American studies concentration offers an interdisciplinary examination of the many ways in which African and African-descended peoples have created robust lives for themselves and, in turn, contributed to the creation of the modern world. The core undergraduate curriculum examines the culture, arts, history, politics, economics and current status of African Americans, Africans and the African Diaspora everywhere, especially in the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The curriculum combines a research-based understanding of the humanities, social and behavioral sciences and the arts with practical applications (internships, community/civic engagement and research projects) to prepare students for lifelong learning, advanced study in a variety of fields, and successful careers and productive public service in an increasingly diverse society, especially in Arizona.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum of 9 credit hours in this concentration must be completed at ASU.

 Core 6 Hours

AFR 200 Introduction to Africana Studies, SB, G, H (3) (Required)

Choose additional core course (3 hours) from the following:

AFR 300 Pre-colonial Africa, SB, G, H (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFR 300 (or AFH 300) or ASB 310)

AFR 301 Race and Racism in Africa/African Diaspora, SB, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFR 301 (or AFS 301) or JUS 300)

AFR 302 History of Black Women in America, SB, H (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or WST 100 or WST 300 or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFR 302 (or AFS 302) or HST 335 or WST 302)

AFR 305 The Global History of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, SB, H (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or HST 109 or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFR 305 (or AFH 305) or HST 326)

Electives 12 hours
At least 9 elective hours must be upper division.
Choose elective courses from the following:

Select from AFR course prefixes.

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAAFREMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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