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Undergraduate Program in Africana Studies

Interdisciplinary Major

Students will choose from two emphases/tracks:

Black Americana Studies Option

36 hours

1. Core Requirements (16-19 hrs):

Class Title Hours

AFS 2000

Introduction and Foundations to Africana Studies 3
AFS 3000 Black Experience: From the African Beginnings to 1865 3
AFS 3010 Black Experience: From 1866 to the Present 3
AFS 3800 Special Topics in Africana Literature and Culture (satisfies Proficiency 2, Baccalaureate-level writing requirement) 4
AFS 4650 Internship in Africana Studies 3-6

2. Foreign language/foreign study requirement (3-8 hrs):

This requirement can be met by:

3. Electives (sufficient to bring major total to 36 hours)

Other elective courses that focus on the African American experience must be approved by the Africana Studies advisor.

African Studies Option

36 hours

1. Core Requirements (13 hrs):

Class Title Hours
AFS 2000 Introduction and Foundations to Africana Studies 3
AFS 3000 Black Experience: From the African Beginnings to 1865 3
AFS 3010 Black Experience: From 1866 to the Present 3
AFS 3800 Special Topics in Africana Literature and Culture (satisfies Proficiency 2, Baccalaureate-level writing requirement) 4

2. Foreign language/foreign study requirement (3-8 hrs)

This requirement can be met by:

3. Electives (sufficient to bring major total to 36 hours)

Other elective courses that focus on the African experience must be approved by the Africana Studies advisor from among courses offered at WMU. At least one of these courses must be at the 3000-level or higher.

Students in the African Studies track are strongly encouraged to look into the study abroad opportunities available through the Haenicke Institute for International and Area Studies.