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2021-2022 Catalog

Africana Studies Major


The major consists of a minimum of 9 courses from at least two academic disciplines:

AFS 101Ideas of Africa

AFS 102Introduction to Africana Studies

AFS 211The Black Experience

AFS 400Capstone Seminar in Africana Studies

Five upper-level electives

Electives are chosen from an approved list of AFS electives.

Honors: Students who meet College and major requirements may submit a written proposal for approval during their junior year or early part of their senior year for an honors thesis. Students pursuing honors will be allowed to substitute first-semester AFS 495 for AFS 400.


This page reflects the requirements for completing this major. General graduation requirements for all students can be found here.