B.A. Degree with a Major in African and African American Studies
Requirements for the Major
A major in African and African American Studies is achieved by completion of the following requirements, in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:
Required Core Courses
AFR 165 (also HIS), AFR 222, and AFR 260 (also HIS),and AFR 350
Required Capstone Course
This course number may change in the future.
Required Distribution Courses
Four (4) additional one-credit AFR courses. At least one (1) of these course credits must be chosen from a Social Science area and at least one (1) from a Humanities area, as follows or as approved:
Social Science Area
AFR 132 (also SOC), AFR 202 (also PSC/WGS), AFR 225 (also APS/PSJ/SENS/WGS), or AFR 356 (also HIS)
AFR 135 (also ENG and WGS), AFR 138 (also MUS 135), AFR 141 (also ENG), AFR 212 (also ENG/WGS), AFR 230, AFR 231, and AFR 234 (also MUS). NOTE: AFR 138 (also MUS 135) is a .25-credit course that must be repeated to equal one full credit; only one (1) total course credit for Black Music Ensemble may be counted in the major.
AFR 138 (also MUS 135) is a .25-credit course that must be repeated to equal one full credit; only one (1) total course credit for Black Music Ensemble may be counted in the major.
Exploring the Major
Students considering African and African American Studies as a major should begin exploring the discipline through introductory AFR courses, choosing one or more that appeals to them. Most 100-level or 200-level AFR courses can serve this purpose.
Admission to the Major
No special curricular requirements must be met for admission into the African and African American Studies major.
Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within eight terms)
AFR 165 (also HIS), AFR 222, and AFR 260 (also HIS) must be completed before enrolling in AFR 350/450 (according to junior/senior status).
Other Considerations in the Major
Transfer students who come to Berea with the experience of having courses in Africana Studies will have their previous course considered for credit as a distribution course in the AFR major.