2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

African-American Studies BA - Program Requirements

African and African-American Studies

1004 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14620-4680
716-645-2082
716-645-5976
www.transnationalstudies.buffalo.edu
Cecil Foster
Chair
(HEGIS: 22.11 AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES, CIP: 05.0201 African-American/Black Studies)

Completing the African-American Studies BA Program

Transfer Credit Policy

Students who wish to transfer to the University at Buffalo and pursue a major in African & African-American Studies must first be accepted by the university's admissions office before applying to the program. Students are referred by College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement and Services to this program so that all transfer credits can be evaluated and applied. The program attempts to keep current with the curricular offerings of a number of feeder institutions. Because these offerings are subject to change, transfer students are advised to bring course descriptions and syllabi to the director of undergraduate studies.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisite courses for this program.

Required Courses

AAS 100 Introduction to African American Studies
AAS 280 Survey of African Studies
AAS 358 African Diaspora
AAS 355 Race, Class and Society
AAS 314 Black Philosophy or AAS 395 Black Gender Studies
AAS 417 Black Aesthetics or AAS 425 Liberation Struggles
AAS 320 Research Methods in African American Studies
AAS 498 Senior Seminar

Required electives
Four AAS courses (12 credit hours), no more than 3 credit hours of Independent Study, and no more than 3 credit hours from outside AAS without permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. No more than 9 out of the 12 credits can be at the 100 and 200 level.

Departmental Honors Requirements

For details regarding requirements for awarding departmental honors and distinction, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog Academic Honors webpage.

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major36
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 40
Additional Credits Required for Electives 44
Total Credits Required for Degree 120


Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite or major requirements.

African and African-American Studies

1004 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14620-4680
716-645-2082
716-645-5976
www.transnationalstudies.buffalo.edu
Cecil Foster
Chair
(HEGIS: 22.11 AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES, CIP: 05.0201 African-American/Black Studies)

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Published: August 16, 2018 09:18:47 AM