B.A. in Africana Studies
Africana Studies at the University of South Florida is a transdisciplinary academic
unit that offers undergraduate and graduate courses on Africa and peoples of African
descent in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Given our distinctive
commitment to the study of Africa and the global Black Diaspora, USF's Department
of Africana Studies is a leader in providing instruction on the foundations of Africana
Studies in Florida and a participant in shaping the themes and topics that define
our transdisciplinary field in the United States and the world.
USF's Africana Studies was founded in 1969 and is solidly grounded in rich, multidimensional African and African American intellectual traditions. Students have the options of pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies, a Minor in Africana Studies and a Certificate in Africana Literatures. Africana Studies faculty members are nationally recognized scholars who provide a strong intellectual foundation for our students while also preparing them for careers in a broad range of professions including Law, Social and Community Development, Media Relations, Cultural Studies instructors, Travel and Tourism guides. The Africana Studies curriculum facilitates the development of critical thinking skills while also challenging students to explore new ideas, seek new connections and become actively engaged in the global community.
*SIGS also offers a Minor in Africana Studies.
STATE MANDATED COMMON COURSE PREREQUISITES
Students desiring to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the University's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this program.
TOTAL MAJOR HOURS: 36 HOURS
MAJOR CORE COURSES - 15 HOURS
- AFA 2000 Introduction to the Black Experience in Africa and its Diaspora
- AFH 3100 African History to 1850
- AFH 3200 African History since 1850
- AMH 3571 African American History to 1865
- AMH 3572 African American History since 1865
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES - 21 HOURS
Students will take seven additional elective courses from the following list of courses:
- AFA 4150 Africa and the United States
- AFA 4335 Black Women in America
- AFA 4350 African American Community Research
- AFA 4430 Afro-Diasporic Literature and Political Movements
- AFA 4500 Slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean
- AFA 4900 Directed Readings
- AFA 4931 Selected Topics in Africana Studies
- AFS 2250 Culture and Society in Africa
- AML 3604 African American Literature
- AML 4624 Black Women Writers
- AMS 3700 Racism in American Society
- ANT 4340 The Caribbean
- PHM 4120 Major Black Thinkers
Other electives may become available to students. Please see the undergraduate advisor or the Africana Studies Undergraduate Director for further information.
forms & additional information
Pamela Anderson, Academic Advisor