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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

African and African American Studies, BA


Program Description:

African and African American Studies (AFS) is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the opportunity to explore the heritage and contributions of Africans and African Americans to world civilizations and cultures. Students within this major will (1) develop effective critical thinking and communication skills; (2) explore teaching and research interests in African and African American experiences in Africa, the United States, and throughout the African Diaspora (the spread of people of African descent throughout the world); and (3) acquire knowledge and understanding of diversity in the United States, Africa, and the African Diaspora.

Students who wish to engage in more concentrated study within the major are able to design an appropriate course of study through directed readings and independent study with the permission of the program director and a professor in the program.

Students seeking admission to the major must possess an overall GPA of at least a 2.0. To graduate with a degree in African and African American studies, students must complete-in addition to university and college requirements-a total of 64 credit hours of department requirements and must maintain a grade of C or higher in all AFS classes. At least 30 credit hours in the major must be at the 300 level or above.

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Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 - Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6 - Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required:

IV. College Requirements: 18 Hours


Foreign Language: 12 Hours


Through 2020 level (1010, 1020, 2010, 2020) of one language: Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, American Sign Language or other.

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V. Electives: 31 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.