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Requirements for the BA in Africana Studies (effective August 2015):

30 units in AFAS (including a minimum of 18 units upper division as follows):

Foundations (3 courses – 9 units): 
AFAS 200: Introduction to Africana Studies
AFAS 209: African American History (1440-1877)
AFAS/SOC 220: Introduction to African American Studies

Research Methods (1 course – 3 units):
AFAS 302: Africana Studies Research Approaches

Capstone (1 course – 3 units):
AFAS 498: Senior Capstone

Complete one approved study abroad experience and/or one approved internship prior to taking AFAS 498 Senior Capstone. Approved student credit hours receive via study abroad and/or internship may count toward the BA in Africana Studies.

Complete 15 units in one of the following tracks (including a minimum of 12 units upper division among which 3 units must be at the 400 level):

Track 1 African American History, Culture, and Aesthetics

  • AFAS 204: African Diaspora Religion and Culture
  • AFAS 210: African American History (1865-Present)
  • AFAS  222: African American Studies:  A History of Ideas
  • AFAS 224: Models of Resistance, Post 16th Cent. African Liberation Movements in the Southeast
  • AFAS 255: African American Politics
  • AFAS 260: Ethnic Relations in the United States
  • AFAS 304A: The Social Construction of Race:  Whiteness
  • AFAS  304B: The Social Construction of Race: Blackness
  • AFAS 306: African-American Autobiographies:  Women and Their Histories
  • AFAS 320: The African American Slave Narrative: History and Literature
  • AFAS 330: Minority Groups and American Politics
  • AFAS 339: Introduction to African and African-American Art
  • AFAS  340: The Politics of Race and the African Experience
  • AFAS  342: Writers, Women and the Gods
  • AFAS 344: African American Religion
  • AFAS 347: The Old South
  • AFAS 348: The South Since the Civil War
  • AFAS 377: Digital Africana Studies: The Harlem Renaissance
  • AFAS  385: Race and Ethnic Politics in the Post-Civil Rights Era
  • AFAS 420: Nineteenth Century African American Writing
  • AFAS 421: Topics in Africana Studies
  • AFAS 425: Environmental Justice/Environmental Racism
  • AFAS  435: The Coming of the Civil War, U.S. 1845-1861
  • AFAS 436: Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. 1861-1878
  • AFAS 441: The History of African American Women from Slavery to Freedom
  • AFAS 444: Rethinking Race and Health in the United States
  • AFAS 467: Race and Ethnic Relations
  • AFAS 475: USA & South Africa: Comparative Historical & Political Perspectives
  • AFAS 478: African American Literature
  • AFAS  482: African Americans & U.S. Foreign Policy
  • AFAS 493: Internship
  • AFAS 494: Practicum
  • AFAS  495B: Studies in Black America

Track 2 Performance, Media, and Digital Africana Studies

  • AFAS  249: Images of Africa
  • AFAS 300: Historical Overview of African and African Diaspora Cinema
  • AFAS 318: Pan African Dance Aesthetics:  Theory and Practice
  • AFAS 335: Rap, Culture and God
  • AFAS 339: Introduction to African and African-American Art
  • AFAS 371: Hip-Hop Cinema
  • AFAS 373: US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures
  • AFAS 377: Digital Africana Studies: The Harlem Renaissance
  • AFAS 400: African Aesthetics:  Pan-African Dance Language of Liberation
  • AFAS 411: Africana Theatre Aesthetics
  • AFAS 421: Topics in Africana Studies
  • AFAS 439: Blacks in Hollywood
  • AFAS 493: Internship
  • AFAS 494: Practicum

Track 3 Comparative Global African Diaspora

  • AFAS 204: African Diaspora Religion and Culture
  • AFAS  223: African Philosophical Worlds
  • AFAS 224: Models of Resistance, Post 16th Cent. African Liberation Movements in the Southeast
  •  AFAS  230: Introduction to African Literature
  • AFAS  245: African Literature in Translation
  • AFAS  249: Images of Africa
  • AFAS  303: Black Womanist Writers
  • AFAS  305: Motherhood in the African Diaspora
  • AFAS 310: Afro-Latin American Literature
  • AFAS 311D: Geography of Africa
  • AFAS 314: Caribbean Literature and Culture (West Indies)
  • AFAS  329: Cultures and Societies of Africa
  • AFAS 335: Rap, Culture and God
  • AFAS 345: Caribbean Politics
  • AFAS 351: Race and Class in Latin America
  • AFAS 352: Slavery in Latin America
  • AFAS 365: Ancient African Civilizations
  • AFAS 373: US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures
  • AFAS  374: The Politics of Protest in Africa and the Diaspora
  • AFAS  376: Global Soccer
  • AFAS 381: African/Indigenous Religions
  • AFAS 421: Topics in Africana Studies
  • AFAS 423: Topics in Caribbean Culture, Literature and Identity
  • AFAS 426: Archaeology of Africa
  • AFAS 433: Managing Diversity
  • AFAS 463: Doing Business In /With Africa: A Cultural Perspective
  • AFAS 467: Race and Ethnic Relations
  • AFAS 468: Government and Politics of Africa
  • AFAS 475: USA & South Africa: Comparative Historical & Political Perspectives
  • AFAS  482: African Americans & U.S. Foreign Policy
  • AFAS 493: Internship
  • AFAS 494: Practicum

Requirements for the Minor in Africana Studies:
18 units in AFAS (including AFAS 220 & AFAS 302) with at least 9 upper division units.

Requirements for the Minor in Africana Studies with concentration in Hip-Hop Cultures:
Core (required): AFAS/SOC 220 Introduction to African American Studies, AFAS 302 Africana Studies Research Approaches, AFAS/RELI 335 Rap, Culture, and God, AFAS 371 Hip-Hop Cinema, AFAS/FREN 373 US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures

1 from the following: AFAS 200 Africana Studies, AFAS 209 African American History (1440-1877), AFAS/HIST 210 African American History (1865-present), AFAS 318 Pan African Dance Aesthetics, AFAS 439 Blacks in Hollywood

MEDIA

If you are doing a story on hip-hop and/or on our hip-hop program and would like more information, please contact Dr. Alain-Philippe Durand at adurand@email.arizona.edu.

Descriptions of all AFAS courses

To declare a major or minor in Africana Studies or in hip-hop cultures, please email your student ID# to Dr. Praise Zenenga at zen08@email.arizona.edu.

For information on both the minor and in the major in Africana Studies, please contact our wonderful student advisors:

Dr. Jennifer Donahue
jenniferdonahue@email.arizona.edu
227 Learning Services Building
Phone: 520-621-0655
Walk-in advising: Mondays 1:30 - 2:30pm & Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30pm and by appointment

Dr. Bonnie Wasserman
bwasserman@email.arizona.edu
240 Learning Services Building
Phone: 520-621-0105
Walk-in advising: Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm and Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm and by appointment

Dr. Bryan Carter (Faculty Advisor at Athletics)
bryancarter@email.arizona.edu
242 Learning Services Building
Phone: 520-621-0110
Walk-in advising: Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00pm and by appointment

You may also contact the Director of Advising at the College of Humanities:

Ms. Lyn Durán, MA
laduran@email.arizona.edu
Modern Languages Building #345 

Walk-in advising:
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Please call 520-621-1048 or go online to http://w3.coh.arizona.edu/advising to schedule an appointment

Advising for the BA in Africana Studies UA Online Campus
Ms. Treya Allen (treya@email.arizona.edu)

 


Minor in Intercultural Studies

For requirements for this minor click HERE

To declare a minor in Intercultural Studies, please email your student ID# to Dr. Alain-Philippe Durand at adurand@email.arizona.edu.

Requirements for the BA in Africana Studies (for students who declared a major prior to August 2015):

36 units in AFAS as follows:

Foundations (2 courses)

AFAS 209 African American History (1440-1877)
AFAS/SOC 220 Introduction to African American Studies

Capstone

AFAS 498 (3 units)

Research Methods (2 courses)

AFAS 302 Africana Studies Research Approaches
AFAS/GWS/HIST 306 African-American Autobiographies: Women and Their Histories

Upper Division

Complete 21 units of focused study to be determined in consultation with your faculty mentor.