African and African American Studies, B.A. (36 Credit Major)

The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

Credits (36)

21 credits in required courses as follows:

Credits
AAS 166Introduction to African and African American Studies

3

 

AAS 232African Civilizations

3

Or

AAS 248African History

3

 

AAS 235Caribbean Societies

3

 

AAS 241Literature of the English & Francophone Caribbean

3

Or

AAS 242African Literature

3

Or

AAS 267African-American Literature

3

 

AAS 245History of African Americans

3

 

AAS 330The Civil Rights Movement

3

Or

AAS 342African-Americans in the Political System

3

And

AAS 390Research Methods

3

Or

AAS 470Fieldwork in the African American Community

3

*NOTE: Students in the Early Childhood and Childhood teaching certification sequence may substitute the courses in the ECCE certification, ECE 480 and ECE 483, which are student teaching and the accompanying seminar (6 credits) for AAS 470: Fieldwork in the African American Community. 

15 credits in elective AAS courses at the 300 or 400 level

Departmental Honors

Students who wish to qualify for Departmental honors are required to take AAS 481: Honors Project.

Satisfaction of the College Foreign Language Requirement

The College requirement in foreign language may be satisfied by earning 10 credits in either Swahili or Yoruba.

Teacher Certification

Students interested in obtaining New York State teacher certification should consult the Office of the Dean of Education (Carman Hall, Room B-33, 718-960-4972).

Women's Studies Options

See the description of this program contained later in this Bulletin.