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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.

 Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Learning Outcomes

  1. 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.
  2. Identify and explain key political, cultural, and historical moments, forces, and agents that have shaped Africa, African America, and the larger African Diaspora.
  3. 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.
  4. Develop broad knowledge about global and local Black thought at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and other identity markers.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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


Mathematics - Credits: 3


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 3 credit course 

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


Total Credits: 120


Notes


  1. UNLV’s multicultural requirement is met by African-American and African Diaspora Studies majors through any of the following required courses:  ,  , or   .
  2. Not more than two of the following courses may count toward the major in African-American and African Diaspora Studies:   , or  .
  3. Use of the following courses for major credit requires permission of the Director of the African-American and African Diaspora Studies Program:     , or   .
  4. At least 18 credits of the required 42 upper-division credit hours (300-400 level) must be in the major.