Jul 04, 2020
Afro-American Studies Major- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
- Identify major events in Afro-American history.
- Relate major events in Afro-American history to British North-American and United States history generally.
- Identify and analyze select current issues in contemporary Afro-American life and culture.
- Identify general cultural or sub-cultural aspects of the Afro-American experience vis-à-vis the mainstream American experience.
- Explain how the rapid rise of the United States as a world power in the 19th century was directly related to the forced labor of Africans and Afro-Americans.
- List the major events of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Relate the Black Power Movement to the Civil Rights Movement that preceded it, and to the current era.
- Describe at least one mode of Afro-American literary or artistic achievement, including its major figures.
- Recognize the major political and social figures of Afro-American history and culture.
- Display an ability to produce acceptable, university-level written work
University Graduation Requirements
Afro-American Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits
General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 36-37 Credits
First-Year Seminar - Credits: 3
English Composition - Credits: 6
Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3
Constitutions - Credits: 4
Distribution Requirement - Credits:18-19
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: 9-10 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 Afro-American Studies - Subtotal: 39 Credits
(see notes 2-4)
Other Afro-American Studies Requirements - 18 Credits
Social Science - Credits: 9
Fine Arts - Credits: 3
Foreign Language/Foreign Culture - Credits: 6
- UNLV’s multicultural requirement is met by Afro-American Studies majors through any of the following required courses: , , , or .
- Not more than two of the following courses may count toward the major in Afro-American Studies: , , or .
- Use of the following courses for major credit requires permission of the Director of the Afro-American Studies Program: , , , , or .
- At least 18 credits of the required 42 upper-division credit hours (300-400 level) must be in the major.