African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

AADS Major

The AADS major requires twenty-four semester hours of AFR coursework, including at least 15 hours of upper-division AFR coursework. The following courses are required:   

  1. AFR 303. Introduction to Black Studies
  2. AFR 375. Community Internship
  3. AFR 376. Senior Seminar
  4. Three upper-division courses (at least nine semester hours) chosen from one of the following tracks*:
    1. Critical race, gender, and sexuality theories
    2. Performance, music, art, and literature
    3. Language, history, and behavioral and social sciences
    4. Law, education, health, and policy
  5. Six additional semester hours of AFR coursework

*A course list with each track is available below. Coursework used in requirements 4 and 5 must cover at least two geographical regions of the African diaspora, identified as Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States.

Current Course List

Course Lists are for informational purposes only. They do not replace department or university catalog requirements, and are not a substitution for official advising. Offical Advising is currently being done by the College of Liberal Arts, Student Division Advisors.

Prior Year Degree Requirements and Course Lists

2014-16 AADS Degree Requirements

2016-18 AADS Degree Requirements

2018-20 AADS Degree Requirements

2020-22 AADS Degree Requirements

Additional information is available in the university catalog.


Current Course List

Questions about curriculum requirements should be directed to the CoLA Student Division Advisors.

2020-2022 AFR Degree Plan