AFRICANA STUDIES - Dept. Code: AAS
www.as.miami.edu/africanastudies

AFRICANA STUDIES - Dept. Code: AAS
www.as.miami.edu/africanastudies


INTRODUCTION

The Program in Africana Studies (AAS) provides opportunities for students to learn about the experiences of people of African descent in North and South America, the Caribbean and continental Africa. Courses are presently offered leading to a major or minor in Africana Studies. Students are encouraged to pursue these courses, even if they are not majors or minors, in order to achieve a balanced education in keeping with the stated goals of the University of Miami.


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

a) To help students research, acquire, and disseminate information about the historical and social experiences of Africans and people of African descent on all sides of the Atlantic basin, but with special emphasis on the United States.
b) To facilitate students’ understanding of the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, globalized society of our time.
c) To help students think critically about the global black experience.
d) To prepare students for graduate work and professional careers.


DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Arts


MAJOR

MAJOR IN AFRICANA STUDIES

• A major in Africana Studies consists of 30 credits.
• Twelve of the 30 credits must be completed at the 300 level or above.
• A grade of C- or better with an overall GPA of 2.0 is required in each course taken for the major.
• Africana majors must complete the following core courses:  AAS 150, AAS 490, HIS 201, and HIS 209 or HIS 210.
• Africana majors must complete one course in Caribbean Studies (ENG 361, APY 385, GEG 212, HIS 318)
• The remaining courses must be selected from the list of acceptable courses approved by the program, in any school or college within the university.

 

 


MINOR

MINOR IN AFRICANA STUDIES

• A minor in Africana Studies consists of 15 credits.
• Africana minors must complete the following courses:  AAS 150 and HIS 201 or HIS 209.
• The remaining courses must be selected from the list of acceptable courses approved by the program, in any school or college within the university.
• A grade of C- or higher with an overall GPA of 2.0, is required in each course taken for the minor.
• The remaining courses must be selected from the list of acceptable courses.
• A minimum of six credits must be numbered 300 or higher.


DEPARTMENTAL HONORS

Carter G. Woodson Award - Best all-round student who combines intellectual excellence and community service.

 

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