Major & Minor Requirements

Major Requirement: 10 Courses

To receive the Bachelor of Arts in African & African American Studies, you are required to successfully complete 10 AAAS courses, with 8 of these at the 200-level or above. You must also choose which concentration to focus your studies—either the Americas or Africa. Other requirements are:

  • AAAS 102—Introduction to African & African American Studies
  • AAAS 103—Introduction to African Studies
  • 3 Courses in your concentration each must fulfill one of the following areas:
          -Arts, Literatures, and Performance

          -Civilizations
          -Social Sciences

  • AAAS 499S—Senior Seminar
  • 4 Additional AAAS Courses

Minor Requirement: 5 Courses

  • Two required courses: AAAS 102, AAAS 103
  • Three additional courses at 200-level or above in or cross-listed with African & African American Studies.  Both program foci (Africa and the Americas) must be represented within the three-course selection.
  • The additional three courses (200-level or above) must each fulfill one of the following areas:
          -Arts, Literatures, and Performance
          -Civilizations
          -Social Sciences 

Below are worksheets to help you track your progress toward the AAAS Major and toward the AAAS Minor: