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Which AFRA degree route best suits you?

Students can receive a general major in Africana Studies or designate a concentration in one of the following four areas.

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General AFRA Major

​With the growing attention to human diversity in our society, the skills of comparative cultural analysis offer a major advantage to graduates pursuing careers in diverse organizations. The general AFRA major focuses on this by centering the voices, beliefs, cultural practices, and experiences of people of African descent regionally, nationally, and globally, thus equipping students with the skills they need to flourish in today's industry markets. The major begins with an introductory course in Africana Studies (AFRA 110) and culminates in a major senior project. 

View AFRA 4-year Plan No Concentration - All Majors

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Africana Art, Literature, and Cultural Studies

The AFRA major with a Concentration in Africana Art, Literature, and Cultural Studies (AALCS) consists of the same required courses for the general major. The concentration requires three (3) additional courses or nine additional (9) credits. This concentration allows AFRA majors to focus in areas where there is already demonstrated interest and ample courses, and where the additional focus may serve the student’s interest in pursuing advanced degrees and career paths in art, museum administration and education, culture and society, archive curation, writing and literature, social media management, and fashion, among other areas. 

View AFRA AALCS Concentration 4-year Plan 

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Africana Gender Studies

The AFRA major with a Concentration in Africana Gender Studies (AGS) consists of the same required courses for the general major. The concentration requires three (3) additional courses or nine (9) additional credits. This concentration allows AFRA majors to focus in areas where there is already demonstrated interest and ample courses, and where the additional focus may serve the student’s interest in pursuing advanced degrees and career paths in Black feminism and intersectionality, Black women's histories, the performance of Black masculinity in sports and other arenas, and Black queer studies, among other areas. 

View AFRA AGS Concentration 4-year Plan 

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Law, Public Policy, and Social Justice

The AFRA major with a Concentration in Law, Public Policy, and Social Justice (LPPSJ) consists of the same required courses for the general major. The concentration requires three (3) additional courses or nine (9) additional credits. This concentration allows AFRA majors to focus in areas where there is already demonstrated interest and ample courses, and where the additional focus may serve the student’s interest in pursuing advanced degrees in law, public policy, social justice organizing, and journalism, among other areas.

View AFRA LPPSJ Concentration 4-year Plan 

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Social Studies Education

​The AFRA major with a Concentration in Social Studies Education (SSE) consists of the same required courses for the general major. The concentration requires three (3) additional courses or nine (9) additional credits. This concentration allows AFRA majors to focus in areas where there is already demonstrated interest and ample courses, and where the additional focus may serve the student’s interest in pursuing advanced degrees and career paths in primary and secondary education, among other areas. Students who complete this concentration will earn a teacher's certificate so they can begin teaching in classrooms upon graduating.

View AFRA SSE Concentration 4-year Plan 

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Minor Requirements

The undergraduate minor in Africana Studies is designed to present a comprehensive study of the origins, conditions, and experiences of people of African descent using the perspectives and techniques of various disciplines. The minor explores the social, political, and economic roots of contemporary problems, seeking to relate them to the major value systems in the United States and the world. 

View AFRA Minor 4-year Plan 

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