African & African American Studies
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.
- 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.
Required Core 6 credit hours
AFR 200 Introduction to Africana Studies
Elective Course (3 hours) Choose from the following:
AFR 300 Pre-colonial Africa
AFR 301 Race and Racism in Africa/African Diaspora
AFR 302 History of Black Women in America
AFR 305 The Global History of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
AFR Upper Division Electives (12 credit hours)
AFR 300-level elective
AFR 400-level elective
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