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Sample Courses and Plans of Study

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Below is a sampling of possible graduate courses. For an up-to-date list of available courses, click here.


Required Course Options and Electives for AFRA@UD Graduate Program:

AFRA 600: Foundations in Africana Studies

AFRA 601: Africana Research Methods

AFRA 869: M.A. Thesis (0-6 credit)

AFRA 695: Thesis Seminar (0 credits)

Pan-African Consciousness Pillar

SOCI 661: Racial Stratification

HIST 640: Africa Under Colonial Rule

Public Humanities, Public Scholarship, and Social Justice Pillar

AFRA: 651: Becoming a Public Scholar Activist 

AFRA 650: Street Ethnography/Black Communities Studies 

Blackness, Gender, Sexuality Pillar

AFRA 628: Modern African American History

AFRA 630: Expressive Cultures in the African Diaspora 

Visual and Material Culture Pillar

AFRA/ MSST 647: Curating Hidden Collections & the Black Archive 

AFRA/ ARTH 645: Black Bodies on Display: Race in Museums 

AFRA 630: Expressive Cultures in the African Diaspora 

AFRA 642: The Black Portrait 

Sample Plans of Study (TBD by your AFRA@UD Graduate Program option and in consultation with your advisor):

Year One Fall Semester

Foundations in Africana Studies (3 credits)

Pillar class (3 credits)

Pillar class (3 credits)

Year One Spring Semester

Africana Research Methods (3 credits)

Pillar class (3 credits)

TA Intro course

Year Two Fall semester

Pillar class (3 credits)

Thesis (2 credits)

(work on proposal, put together committee by November 30)

Elective (3 credits)

Year Two Spring Semester

Thesis Seminar (0 credits)

Thesis (4 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

OR

Year One Fall Semester

Foundations in Africana Studies (3 credits)

Pillar class (3 credits)

Pillar class (3 credits)

Year One Spring Semester

Africana Research Methods (3 credits)

Pillar class (3 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

Year Two Fall semester

Pillar class (3 credits)

Thesis/Project (2 credits)

(work on proposal, put together committee by November 30)

TA Intro course

Year Two Spring Semester

Thesis/Project Seminar (0 credits)

Thesis/Project (4 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

OR

Year One Fall Semester

Foundations in Africana Studies (3 credits)

Pillar class (3 credits)

Pillar class (3 credits)

Year One Spring Semester

Africana Research Methods (3 credits)

Pillar class (3 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

Year Two Fall semester

Pillar class (3 credits)

Thesis/Project (2 credits)

(work on proposal, put together committee by November 30)

Elective (3 credits)

Year Two Spring Semester

Thesis/ Project Seminar 0

Thesis/ Project (4 credits)

TA Intro course

The Thesis/Project is 0-4 credit hours. If students do not graduate in May of "Year Two Spring Semester," then they can distribute those 4 credit hours until their semester of graduation.

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Sample Courses and Plans of Study
  • Department of Africana Studies
  • 417 Ewing Hall, 15 Orchard Road
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2897
  • afra-info@udel.edu
  • Center for Black Culture
  • African Studies Program
  • Black Student Union
  • Christina Cultural Arts Center
  • Black Graduate Student Association
  • National Council for Black Students