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Major Requirements

Program Guide - 2014-15 Program Guide (PDF)

General Education

All students must complete 52 (or 53) credits of the University’s General Education Requirements.

Rowan Experience

All students must complete all requirements under the University’s Rowan Experience.

Program Requirements

Foundational or Core Requirements 12 s.h.
AFST01104 Introduction to Africana Studies (Introductory level)
HIST05396 Sub-Saharan Africa to 1800 (advanced level)
AFST01304 Africana Social/Political Thought (advanced level) (WI)
AFST11.305 Research Methods in Africana Studies
AFST11.450 Senior Seminar in Africana Studies (Senior Level: to include service learning)

Africana Electives (12 sh/4 courses)
AFST11.310 Service Learning Seminar
AFRI16.101 Elementary Zulu I
AFRI16.102 Elementary Zulu II
ANTH 02.250 Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics
ANTH02.311 Peoples & Cultures of Africa
ARAB12.101 Elementary Arabic I
ARAB12.102 Elementary Arabic II
CMS 01.406 African American Culture in Media
ECON 04.360 Urban Economics
ENGL02.216 African American Literature Through Harlem Renaissance
ENGL02.316 African American Literature Since Harlem Renaissance
ENGL02.217 U.S. Lit. of Latino & Hispanic Peoples
GEOG06.205 Geography of Africa
GEOG06.344 Geography of Latin America
HIST05.271 Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1800
HIST05.395 20th Century African Nationalism
HIST05.322 Civil War & Reconstruction
HIST05.376 African American History to 1865
HIST05.377 African American History Since 1865
HIST 05.373 Civil Rights and Black Power
HIST 05.429 Proseminar [must focus on an African American/Africana topic]**
HIST 05.443 Global Proseminar [must focus on an African topic]**
HIST05.260 Traditional Latin America
HIST05.261 Modern Latin America
HIST05.360 Latin America Revolution & Reform
HIST05.362 History of Mexico & the Caribbean
HIST05.370 Topics in Latin American History [must focus on an Africana topic]
LAWJ 05.205 Minorities, Crime, and Justice
MUS06.220 The Music of African Americans
MUS06.115 Growth & Development of Jazz
POSC07.210 Black Americans & American Politics
POSC07.340 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
POSC07.323 Politics of Race, Poverty & Welfare
POSC07.347 Politics & Societies of Africa
POSC07.441 Contemporary Problems of Modern Africa
PSY01.335 African American Psychology
PSY01.310 Psychology of Racism & Ethnocentrism
RTF03.280 African American Film History
SOC08.120 Sociology of Minority Groups
SPAN05.323 Survey of Spanish American Literature I
SPAN 05.329 Survey of Spanish American Literature II
SPAN05.324 Spanish American Civilization & Culture
SPAN05.327 Spanish American Poetry
SPAN05.328 Spanish American Theatre
SPAN05.326 Spanish American Novel
THD 07.301 African/African American Theatre
THD08.311 African Influences in American Dance
Relevant special topics courses in any discipline [must be approved by Coordinator]

Comparative/World Electives (6sh/2 courses)

Two of these courses (Comparative/World Electives) must be at the 100/200 level and four must be at the 300/400 level.

ANTH 02.210 Natives of South America
ECON04.310 Global Economics
ECON 04.225 Women in the Economy
ENGL02.116 Readings in Non-Western Literature
ENGL02.200 Women in Literature
GEOG 06.102 Cultural Geography
GEOG06.111 World Regional Geography
HIST05.120 World History Since 1500
HIST05.213 Islamic Civilization
HIST05.305 Women in Islam
HIST05.388 Comp. Race Relat.: S. Afr/Brazil/US
HIST 05.422 Women in American History
HIST05.425 History of Feminisms
HIST05.441 Imperialism & Colonialism
HONR 05.390 Linguistics and Cultures of Native South America (Honors Selected Topics)
HONR 05.390 Modern Descendants of the Incas: Quechua Language, Culture and History (Honors Selected Topics)
INTR01.103 Women in Perspective
INTR01.200 Issues in Women’s Health
LAWJ05.330 Problems in World Justice
LAWJ 05.346 Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice
LAWJ05.386 Law & Human Rights
MKT09.379 International Marketing
MUS06.448 Music in World Cultures
POSC07.230 Comparative Political Systems
POSC07.231 Contemporary World Problems
POSC 07.311 Women in American Politics
PSY01.105 Psy. of Ethnic Identity & Community
PSY01.330 Psy. of Women & Cultural Experience
RTF03.272 Images of Women in Film
SOC08.330 Soc. Stratif. in Contemp. Societies
SOC 08327 Comparative Education
Students may fulfill this requirement by enrolling in six credits of a study abroad/off-campus course

Study Abroad

Although Study Abroad is not required, students may complete a portion of their comparative/world electives through off campus/abroad study.

Grade-Point Average

Students who choose to major and graduate in Africana Studies must have and maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.30, and the lowest acceptable grade for a course is a C-.

Free Electives (39 S.H.)