2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

African and African American Studies (GPS)


This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Term One


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete ENG 1100  with a C or better

Term Two


  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Beginning Language Course (1020 level) Credit Hour(s): 3 *
  • Sci Course - Wright State Science Course Credit Hour(s): 4

  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete AFS 2000  

Term Three


  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • AFS Elect - African & African American Studies Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Intermediate Language Course (2010 level) Credit Hour(s): 3*

  • AFS Elect - African & African American Studies Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete one MTH course; complete one language course

Term Four


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete ENG 2100  with a C or better; complete at least three AFS courses

Term Five


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Six


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete 20 upper-level credits

Term Seven


  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • AFS Elective - African & African American Studies Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper-Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper-Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 4

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Eight


  • UL Elective - Upper-Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 4

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Note(s):


*Languages include Arabic (ARA), American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese (CHI), French (FR), German (GER), Greek (GR), Latin (LAT), and Spanish (SPN).

 

Program Description


The mission of African and African American Studies (AFS) is to provide students with a rigorous education that will enable them to become intelligent and productive citizens who are committed to using their learning to help advance both the world in general and the particular environment in which they live. AFS provides students the critical understanding that will especially enable them to think, speak, and write intelligently about the experiences and contributions of Black people in America. As a Program, AFS draws its teaching faculty from faculty teaching in other Liberal Arts Departments.

For students who are interested, AFS gives special attention to helping them gain admission into doctoral degree programs. AFS accomplishes this by supporting and working closely with the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT). Located in Andover Massachusetts, IRT places students in Ph. D. programs all across this country. Students interested in participating in IRT should contact the AFS director before the beginning of their junior year.

Career Opportunities


For career information, please visit Wright State University Career Services:

http://www.wright.edu/careerservices

Campus Contact Information


African and African American Studies Program
425 Millett Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435
937-775-5532

http://www.wright.edu/cola/Prog/afs/index.htm

Additional Comments


Academic success resources (math, writing, tutoring): http://www.wright.edu/uc/success/

Admissions: http://www.wright.edu/admissions/

Financial Aid: http://www.wright.edu/financialaid/

Transitional Advising WebPage (TAP): http://www.wright.edu/semesters-advising