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  Oct 24, 2017
2017-2018 Scripps Catalog

Africana Studies Major

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Requirements for the Major

Major requirements ensure that students are thoroughly exposed to the broad range of research and scholarship in the discipline. Africana Studies majors must complete 11 courses from the following list, plus a senior thesis. While six of these courses are expected to be at the upper-division level, credit will be given, where appropriate, to courses numbered lower than 100. Students elect to focus on one of the following areas of concentration: arts, humanities, or social sciences.


Upon approval by the department Chair, substitutions in the major requirements can be made to respond to an individual student’s interests and needs.

Students majoring in Africana studies are strongly encouraged to spend a semester or a year abroad, preferably in Brazil or countries in Africa or the Caribbean. In addition, the department strongly recommends that students take four semesters of a language spoken in the African diaspora, e.g., Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish, or an African language.

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