Sep 27, 2023
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African American and African Diaspora Studies (BA)
African American and African Diaspora Studies - Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Please see the UNLV College of Liberal Arts, Interdisciplinary Degrees web page at www.unlv.edu/interdisciplinary/ for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/ba-afro-american-studies.
Please see advising information at the UNLV Wilson Advising Center at www.liberalarts.unlv.edu/WAC/.
Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
- Through interdisciplinary study, develop and display university level critical thinking, research, and writing skills, especially as it pertains to Africa, African America, and the larger African Diaspora.
- Identify and explain key political, cultural, and historical moments, forces, and agents that have shaped Africa, African America, and the larger African Diaspora.
- Identify and explain major literary and/or artistic movements, their impacts, goals, and prominent figures that have shaped Africa, African America, and the larger African Diaspora.
- Develop broad knowledge about global and local Black thought at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and other identity markers.
- Apply the methods and analytical approaches of the humanities, social sciences, and/or the arts to the study of Africa, African America, and the larger African Diaspora.
- Identify and relate historical and contemporary issues, major debates, and key conversations in and about communities throughout Africa, African America, and the larger African Diaspora.
- Understand the historical and cultural importance of activism, especially in relationship to the creation of the field of study.
University Graduation Requirements
African American and African Diaspora Studies Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits
General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 38-41 Credits
First-Year Seminar - Credits: 3
English Composition - Credits: 6
Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3
Constitutions - Credits: 4-6
Distribution Requirement - Credits:19-20
Please see Distribution Requirements for more information.
- Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Credits
- Two courses 3 credits each from two different humanities areas - 6 credits
- One course in fine arts- 3 credits
- Social Science
- Automatically satisfied by Major requirements
- Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 10-11 credits
- Two courses from life and physical sciences category; at least one must have a lab.
- Analytical Thinking
Multicultural and International
(see note 1)
Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required
These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students.
Major Requirements - BA in African American and African Diaspora Studies - Subtotal: 33 Credits
(see notes 2-4)
Other African-American Studies Requirements - 18 Credits
Social Science - Credits: 9
Fine Arts - Credits: 3
Foreign Language/Foreign Culture - Credits: 6
General Electives - Credits: 28-31
- UNLV’s multicultural requirement is met by African-American and African Diaspora Studies majors through any of the following required courses: , , or .
- Not more than two of the following courses may count toward the major in African-American and African Diaspora Studies: , , or .
- Use of the following courses for major credit requires permission of the Director of the African-American and African Diaspora Studies Program: , , , , or .
- At least 18 credits of the required 42 upper-division credit hours (300-400 level) must be in the major.