Professor Leeson, Coordinator

The Africana Studies concentration offers an interdisciplinary program for the study of Africa and African American cultural history. Students from any major interested in developing a specialization in Africana Studies may earn a concentration in Africana Studies by successfully completing (with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0) at least six units. Of these, three must be chosen from among “core”Africana Studies courses in History, Political Science, English, and Sociology. Three additional units must be taken. One will be taken as an Independent Study, Internship, or Special Topics course on or off campus.Two others will be selected from among a group of relevant courses approved by the concentration coordinator.

I. Core Courses

Three units from among the following courses:

HIST 253 Africa to 1850
HIST 254 Africa from 1850
HIST 255 South Africa
POLI 224 Comparative Political Systems:Africa
SOCI 224 Race and Ethnicity
HIST 350 Issues in African History
ENGL 310 Literatures of the African Diaspora
IL 277 African Faces and Voices

II. Special Topics/Independent Study/Internship

One unit from any of the following (subject to approval of the concentration coordinator):

A Special Topics unit focused on Africa and/or the African Diaspora.
An Independent Study focused on Africa and/or the African Diaspora.
An Internship relevant to Africa and/or the African Diaspora.

III. Electives:

Two units from the following:

ENGL 302 Southern Literature
FREN 201 Intermediate French
FREN 315 Francophone Societies
HIST 272 Latin America
HIST 490 Research Seminar in African History
POLI 352 Human Rights Policy
RELG 130 Living Religions of the World
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 312 Civilization and Culture: Spanish America

Elective units may also be selected from ENGL 310, HIST 254, HIST 350, POLI 224, SOCI 224, and IL 277 if not taken to fulfill the requirements of Part I.
One elective unit may be chosen from Special Topics, Independent Study, or Internship if not taken to fulfill the requirements of Part II (subject to approval by the concentration coordinator).