Jun 22, 2024  
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) 
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL)

Africana Studies (B.A.) - HEGIS Code 0305.00

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Utica University’s Africana Studies program is an interdisciplinary field of study devoted to critical and systematic examination of the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural experiences of African Americans, Africans, and African descendant peoples throughout the world. It is a program built on four pillars including North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, and Latin America. It offers remarkable breadth and flexibility when it comes to highlighting and critically analyzing the impact of Africa and the African diasporas on humanity. As an Africana Studies major, students will work closes with extremely accomplished core as well as affiliated faculty to explore the discipline through scholarship and real-world experiences, including study aboard. 

In addition to catalog description please visit the Africana Studies webpage at: http://utica.edu/africana-studies

Credit Requirements

The major will require a total of 39 credits. Category Requirements: 1 Introduction to African Diasporic Experience, 1 Humanities course, 1 Social Science course, 1 Methods course, discipline is open, 2 Foreign Language courses, 1 upper-level research course; 6 Elective courses; and the Africana Capstone course.

Africana Studies Program Goals Africana Studies Majors/Minors will be able to

1. identify a thesis in another writer’s work.

2. identify and use relevant research materials

3. identify and formulate an argument and research question based on critical thinking and contextual analysis

4. communicate clearly.

Academic Requirements

General Education: 37 Credit Hours

Africana Electives (18 credits)

Majors must choose a total of 18 credits beyond what is listed above, drawing from a minimum of three different disciplinary prefixes. Four of the six electives must be at the intermediary and upper levels, i.e., 300 or 400, and at least one elective must be writing intensive.  

Africana Capstone (3 Credits)

Program Credits

General Education 37 Credits
Major Course Requirements 12 Credits
Major-related Language Requirements 6 Credits
Africana Electives 18 Credits
Africana Capstone 3 Credits
University Electives 44 credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 120 Credits

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