B.A. in African-American Studies

Program Information

African-American Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of African people nationally and globally. The field recognizes that the lived experience of African and African descendant peoples worldwide are impacted by a myriad of factors including cultural diversity, emerging technologies, and political economy.  As an interdisciplinary field of concentration, it offers, enhances, and critiques knowledge presented in the traditional disciplines and professions, scholarly and artistic accounts of the realities of the lives of African-Americans, and perspectives on social change. The Department of African-American Studies provides students with the intellectual origins, concepts, research, and models of the discipline; the knowledge and skills necessary for the study of group cultures; and a curriculum that contributes to the goals of African-American Studies and a culturally diverse education. Civic engagement, service learning, and a social justice orientation are fundamental aspects to the African-American Studies curriculum. Faculty and courses are drawn from the department itself and from other departments/schools/institutes in the university.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

Major Maps

Major Maps provide information about classes, co-curricular opportunities, advisement and assistance, and much more. Explore a year-by-year guide through this major and beyond at http://cas.gsu.edu/major-maps.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101

3

**GSU 1010

1

AAS 2010

3

*Area D Science Sequence “A”

4
Total Hours 14

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

POLS 1101

3

Area B Elective

2

Area C Elective

3

Area D: Science Sequence “B”

4
Total Hours 15

Milestones

 

Notes

*This course is not included in Freshman Learning Communities.

**GSU 1010 is an optional course for students enrolled in a Freshman Learning Community.


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

AAS 1140

3

Foreign Language 1002

3

Area B Elective

2

Area C Elective

3

Area E Elective

3

Area F Elective

3
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

AH 1850

3

HIST 2110

3

SOCI 1160

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

 


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

AAS 3120

3

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 12

Term 2

Course Hours

AAS 3975

3

AAS 4120

3

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

 


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

Area G Elective

3

Area G Elective

3

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

AAS 4980

3

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones