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USF 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog - Pages 79 - 80

Africana Studies (AFA)

Course Descriptions - Faculty - Printable Degree Requirements

Africana Studies is a liberal arts program offering both a major and a minor. This program provides all students with the opportunity to study the history, culture and lived experiences of people of African descent in the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, and elsewhere; study the influence of Africa and people of African descent on world and U.S. thought, culture, and politics; study the social construction and consequences of race and racism; develop needed critical thinking skills to address the often narrow and Eurocentric bias in the current knowledge base; and examine their personal experiences, prejudices, and possible contributions in a multi-racial, multi-cultural society.

Students who major or minor in Africana Studies have the option of emphasizing African American Studies (including the Caribbean), African Studies, or African and African Diaspora Studies. Admission to the Africana Studies major or minor is open to all students who have been duly admitted to the University of South Florida.

Recommended Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites)
The department encourages students to complete the A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If you transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, you must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements, including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Students are encouraged to complete the following prerequisites, or major, support, or elective courses if available, during the program of study at the community college, and when feasible, in General Education/Gordon Rule courses.

There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this degree program.

Please be aware of the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university. This is a non-limited access program with the above courses recommended.

Requirements for the Major in Africana Studies

Beyond the recommended prerequisites, the major in Africana Studies consists of a minimum of 36 hours. Students may choose an area of emphasis in African American Studies, African Studies, or Africana Studies (both). The requirements for the majors are as follows:

Major requirements for the B.A. Degree (36 Credit Hours)

Select any seven courses. Students may choose to emphasize African American Studies, African Studies or African and African Diaspora Studies. (21 credit hours)

African American Studies (Suggested)

African Studies (Suggested)

Africana Studies (Suggested)

Requirements for the Minor in Africana Studies

The minor in Africana Studies requires a minimum of 18 credit hours. As in the major, students may choose an area of emphasis in African American Studies, African Studies, or Africana Studies. The requirements for the minor are as follows:

Minor Requirements (18 Hours) Three Options

Africana Studies- Option I
Required Core Classes (9 Hours)

Elective Classes (Select 9 Hours)

African American Studies-Option II
Required Core Classes (9 Hours)

Elective Classes (Select 9 Hours)

African Studies-Option III
Required Classes (9 Hours)

Electives (Select 9 Hours)


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Effective Date: Semester I, 2004

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