Africana Studies Sample 4-Year Plan

The following sample four-year plan is designed to assist students in their long-term academic planning. Please note that the plan should be used as a guide only, and does not guarantee course availability. All students should consult with their department's academic advisor on a regular basis.

The goal of this sample plan is to help students see how the requirements of prerequisites, major course requirements, general education, electives, and minor course requirements can be woven together effectively to allow for on-time graduation. Each student’s actual course of study will vary, based on their interests, placement exams, beginning semester of study, transfer or AP credits, etc. This is why seeing an academic advisor in your department is critically important.

Africana Studies MAJOR. 4 Year Plan.

Africana Studies General Program (BA)

Africana Department Website

All majors are encouraged to meet with their Africana Studies advisors at least twice during each semester or term that they are enrolled. Students may choose from a wide range of special topic courses, such as AFA 391 , AFA 395 , or AFA 396 , to round out their course of study.

Requirements. Thirty-three credits, as follows:

  1. Introductory courses (6 credits).
    AFA 101 , AFA 220 .
  2. History and literature (9 credits).
    1. AFA 230 /HIS 230 .
    2. Two from the following, including at least one 300-level literature course.
      HistoryAFA 322 AFA 395 , AFA 396 ;  AFA 235 /HIS 235 AFA 334 /HIS 334 , AFA 335 /HIS 335 AFA 336 /HIS 336 AFA 338 /HIS 338 AFA 435 /HIS 435 .
      Literature.  AFA 301 AFA 215 /ENG 215 AFA 206 /CPL 206 /ENG 209 AFA 257 /CPL 257 , AFA 400 /CPL 400 AFA 480 /CPL 480 ; AFA 300 /CPL 301 AFA 318 /CPL 318 /WGS 318 ; AFA 216 /WGS 216 
  3. Politics, economics, religion and philosophy (3 credits).
    One from: AFA 240 AFA 244 AFA 351 AFA 357 AFA 364 AFA 391 , AFA 395 , AFA 396 ; AFA 369 /ANT 369 ; AFA 203 /PHL 203 AFA 205 /ANT 205 ; AFA 358 /HIS 368 AFA 304 /POL 304 .
  4. Arts, cultures and languages (6 credits).
    Two from: AFA 310 , AFA 311 , AFA 391 , AFA 395 , AFA 396 ; AFA 250 /ANT 250 AFA 305 / ;  /ARH 325 AFA 313 /MUS 313  /THE 208 AFA 239 /THE 239 , AFA 242 /THE 242 , AFA 312 /THE 312 AFA 380 /WGS 380 .  
  5. Education, psychology, health and social sciences (6 credits).
    Two from:  AFA 331 AFA 362 , AFA 391 , AFA 395 , AFA 396 , AFA 399 ; AFA 219 /PSY 219 ; AFA 270 /SOC 270 ; AFA 359 /SOC 359 /WGS 359 ; AFA 375 /EDS 361 /SWR 361 .
  6. Senior seminar/senior experience (3 credits). 
    AFA 490  or one from:  AFA 391 AFA 395 AFA 396 AFA 375 /EDS 361 /SWR 361 .
  7. AFA 375 /EDS 361 /SWR 361  recommended.
  8. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements, and all University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements .  For Africana Studies majors, a foreign language related to the African experience is preferred. The following foreign languages are particularly recommended: Amharic, Arabic, French, German, Hausa, Oromo, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Yoruba, or other appropriate languages when offered. (Some of the applicable foreign languages are not offered at UM-Flint, but this requirement can be met through transfer credits and/or test results from other schools). 

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 120 credits

 

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Africana Studies Honors Program (BA)

Africana Studies Department information  

All majors are encouraged to meet with their Africana Studies advisors at least twice during each semester or term that they are enrolled.

Requirements.

  1. All requirements of the General Program in Africana Studies (BA) , to include AFA 395 , AFA 396  (33 credits).
  2. All requirements of the University Honors Program , to include AFA 495  or HON 495 , AFA 496  or HON 496 ; HON 498  (11 credits).

Prospective Honors concentration students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements above as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the Africana Studies Honors Program. See the departmental honors advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 120 credits

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Africana Studies Minor

Africana Studies Department information 

The Africana Studies minor complements many major concentrations. All students completing a minor are encouraged to meet with their Africana Studies advisors at least twice during each semester or term that they are enrolled.

Requirements. Twenty-one credits, as follows:

  1. Introductory courses (6 credits). 
    AFA 101 , AFA 220 .
  2. History and literature (6 credits).  Two from:
    HistoryAFA 322 , AFA 395 ; AFA 230 /HIS 230 AFA 235 /HIS 235 , AFA 334 /HIS 334 , AFA 335 /HIS 335 AFA 336 /HIS 336 AFA 338 /HIS 338 AFA 435 /HIS 435 .                                                                                           
    LiteratureAFA 301 AFA 206 /CPL 206 /ENG 209 AFA 257 /CPL 257 AFA 400 /CPL 400 AFA 480 /CPL 480 AFA 300 /CPL 301 AFA 318 /CPL 318 /WGS 318 AFA 215 /ENG 215 AFA 216 /WGS 216 .
  3. Politics, economics, religion and philosophy (3 credits).
    One from: AFA 240 , AFA 244 AFA 351 , AFA 357 AFA 364 AFA 369 /ANT 369 ; AFA 203 /PHL 203 AFA 205 /ANT 205 ; AFA 358 /HIS 368 .
  4. Arts, cultures and languages (3 credits).
    One from:  AFA 310 , AFA 311 ; AFA 250 /ANT 250 , AFA 260 /ANT 260 ; AFA 325 /ARH 325 AFA 207 /CPL 207 /THE 207 AFA 313 /MUS 313 AFA 208 / AFA 239 /THE 239 , AFA 242 /THE 242 , AFA 312 /THE 312 .
  5. Education, psychology, health and social sciences (3 credits). 
    One from:  AFA 331 , AFA 362 , AFA 399 AFA 219 /PSY 219 ; AFA 270 /SOC 270 ; AFA 359 /SOC 359 /WGS 359 , AFA 380 /WGS 380 .

 

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Africana Studies Certificate

The Africana Studies Certificate Program offers a wide range of courses to students and members of the community who would like to enrich their knowledge of African and African American experiences. The program intends to benefit those who serve the African American communities and institutions such as the NAACP, National Urban League, Flint Area Coalition to End Racism (FACTER) and others. The program also aims to serve K-12 school teachers in mid-Michigan, as well as employees in higher education from the Flint area.

Requirements: 15 credits, with at least 9 credits at the 300-level.

A detailed description of the Africana Studies Certificate can be found here. The list includes one of three core courses, at least two AFA or cross-listed courses from the Humanities and Fine Arts, and at least two AFA or cross-listed courses from the Social Sciences and Education. 

For more information, contact Ernest Emenyonu, Africana Studies Department Chair:
at eernest@umflint.edu or (810) 762-3353.