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USF 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog - Pages 78-79

Africana Studies (AFA)

Course Descriptions - Faculty - Printable Degree Requirements - Academic Learning Compact - Africana Studies

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.

AFA 2000 Introduction to the Black Experience In Africa & Its Diaspora (3)
AFS 2250 Culture and Society in Africa (3)
AMH 3571 African-American History I (3)
AMH 3572 African-American History II (3)

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. The requirements for the majors are as follows:

Major requirements for the B.A. Degree (36 Credit Hours)
AFA 2000 Introduction to the Black Experience in Africa and its Diaspora (3)
AFH 3100 African History to 1850 (3)
AFH 3200 African History Since 1850 (3)
AMH 3571 African-American History to 1865 (3)
AMH 3572 African-American History Since 1865 (3)

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)
AFA 4313 Black English (3)
AFA 4331 Social Institutions and the African American Community (3)
AFA 4333 The African Diaspora: Blacks in the Construction of the Americas (3)
AFA 4335 Black Women in America (3)
AFA 4350 African American Community Research (3)
AFA 4500 Slavery in the Americas and Caribbean (3)
AFA 4502 Middle Passage (3)
AFA 4931 Selected Topics in Africana Studies (1-3)
AMS 3700 Racism in American Society (3)
ANT 4340 The Caribbean (3)
AML 3604 African American Literature (3)
AML 4303 Major Works: Zora Neale Hurston (3)
AML 4624 Black Women Writers (3)
PHM 4120 Major Black Thinkers (3)

African Studies (Suggested)
AFA 4150 Africa and the United States (3)
AFA 4313 Black English (3)
AFA 4350 African American Community Research (3)
AFA 4500 Slavery in the Americas and Caribbean (3)
AFA 4402 Middle Passage (3)
AFA 4931 Selected Topic in Africana Studies (1-3)
AFS 2250 Culture and Society of Africa (3)
AFS 3153 African Literature Survey (3)
CPO 4204 Government and Politics of Africa (3)
CPO 4244 Government and Politics of East, Central, and Southern Africa (3)
INR 4254 Africa in World Affairs (3)
PHI 4073 African Philosophy (3)

Africana Studies (Suggested)
AFA 4313 Black English (3)
AFA 4331 Social Institutions and the African American Community (3)
AFA 4333 The African Diaspora: Blacks in the Construction of the Americas (3)
AFA 4335 Black Women in America (3)
AFA 4502 Middle Passage (3)
AFA 4931 Selected Topics in Africana Studies (1-3)
AFS 2250 Culture and Society in Africa (3)
AFS 3153 African Literature Survey (3)
AML 3604 African American Literature (3)
AML 4624 Black Women Writers (3)
ANT 4340 The Caribbean (3)
CPO 4204 Government and Politics of Africa (3)
PHI 4073 African Philosophy (3)
PHM 4120 Major Black Thinkers (3)

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)
AFA 2000 Introduction to the Black Experience [In Africa and Its Diaspora] (3)
AFH 3100 African History To 1850 (3)
or
AFH 3200 African History Since 1850
AMH 3571 African American History To 1865 (3)
or
AMH 3572 African American History Since 1865

Elective Classes (Select 9 Hours)
AFA 4150 Africa And The United States (3)
AFA 4335 Black Women In America (3)
AFA 4931 Selected Topics In Africana Studies (1-3)
ANT 4340 The Caribbean (3)
CPO 4204 Government And Politics Of Africa (3)
INR 4254 Africa In World Affairs (3)
PHM 4120 Major Black Thinkers (3)

African American Studies-Option II

Required Core Classes (9 Hours)
AFA 2000 Introduction to the Black Experience [In Africa and Its Diaspora] (3)
AMH 3571 African American History to 1865 (3)
AMH 3572 African American History Since 1865 (3)

Elective Classes (Select 9 Hours)
AFA 4150 Africa and the United States (3)
AFA 4331 Social Institutions and the African- American Community (3)
AFA 4333 The African Diaspora: Blacks in the Construction of the Americas (3)
AFA 4335 Black Women in America (3)
PHM 4120 Major Black Thinkers (3)

African Studies-Option III

Required Classes (9 Hours)
AFH 3100 African History to 1850 (3)
AFH 3200 African History Since 1850 (3)
CPO 4204 Government and Politics of Africa (3)
INR 4254 Africa in World Affairs (3)

Electives (Select 9 Hours)
AFA 4150 Africa and the United States (3)
AFA 4931 Selected Topics in Africana Studies (1-3)
INR 4254 Africa in World Affairs (3)


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