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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

African American and African Studies Major (36 hours)


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The Africana Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major with two options: (1) African American Studies and (2) African Studies. The major is a concentration of 36 credit hours in work from required core courses and a combination of electives. Both major options integrate a language requirement that emphasizes the importance of world language study. However, the African Americans Studies option provides for studying a world language in the United States or abroad. Students in the African Studies option are strongly encouraged to explore and pursue study abroad opportunities available through the African American and African Studies Program and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. Students selecting the African American and African Studies major will satisfy the baccalaureate writing requirement by successfully completing AAAS 3800: Special Topics in Africana Literature and Culture.

African American Studies Option (36 hours)


2. World Language/Study Abroad Requirement


This requirement can be met in one of two ways: By earning world language credit through study abroad (A-S 3300-3310) or by taking at least one course beyond the 1010-level in any world language (French, German, Spanish, or Arabic recommended).

Students are encouraged to pursue study abroad opportunities that expose them to the culture and lifestyles of peoples of African descent, preferably in Africa or the Caribbean.

3. Electives


Students must complete as least 15 credit hours (6 hours at 2000-level or below, 9 hours at 3000-level or above) from a combination of approved electives in AAAS or in other departments. An AAAS advisor must approve elective courses. See advisor for list of electives.

African Studies Option (36 hours)


2. World Language/Study Abroad Requirement


This requirement can be met in one of two ways: By earning world language credit through study abroad (A-S 3300-3310) or by taking at one course beyond the 1010-level in any world language (French, German, Spanish, or Arabic recommended).

Students are encouraged to pursue study abroad opportunities that expose them to the culture and lifestyles of peoples of African descent, preferably in Africa or the Caribbean.

3. Electives


Students must complete as least 15 credit hours (6 hours at 2000-level or below, 9 hours at 3000-level or above) from a combination of courses in AAAS or in other departments at WMU. An AAAS advisor must approve electives. See advisor for the list of electives.

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