Major Requirements

African and African Diaspora Studies Major Requirements

All majors must be accepted by the department, and their programs must be arranged with a departmental advisor. To be retained as majors, students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better in African and African Diaspora courses attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA in all major courses attempted, including any transfer work. A total of 36 credits is required to complete the major; 15 credits at the 300 level or above must be taken in residence at UWM.

African and African Diaspora Studies Requirements
AFRIC 215Introduction to Black Social and Cultural Traditions3
AFRIC 220Introduction to Statistics in African and African Diaspora Studies 13
AFRIC 228Introduction to Black Political Economy3
AFRIC 301Research Methods in African & African Diaspora Studies3
Specialization
Select at least 12 credits in one of the following options:12
Option A: Political Economy
Option B: Culture and Society
Additional Requirements
Select up to 6 credits in the other option3-6
Select up to 6 credits at the 100 level 33-6
Research Requirement
Select one of the following:3
AFRIC 300
Urban Violence
AFRIC 319
African American Urban History
AFRIC 320
Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean
AFRIC 321
Black Workers in the 21st Century
AFRIC 326
Economic Problems of Black Business
AFRIC 329
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa
AFRIC 341
Black Politics and City Government
AFRIC 344
Global Black Social Movements
AFRIC 352
Extended Families in Black Societies
AFRIC 372
African-American Literary Movements: The Harlem Renaissance
AFRIC 414
The Black Woman in America, Africa, and the Caribbean
AFRIC 418
Race, Class, and Gender in Latin America and the Caribbean
AFRIC 699
Independent Study 4
Total Credits33-39

Options

Majors specialize in one of two options: political economy or culture and society.

Option A: Political Economy

AFRIC 235African Americans and South Africa 13
AFRIC 261Survey of African-American Political Philosophy3
AFRIC 300Urban Violence3
AFRIC 321Black Workers in the 21st Century3
AFRIC 322Order and Disorder: The Quest for Social Justice3
AFRIC 323Capitalism, Socialism, Nationalism and Fascism3
AFRIC 325Africa/China Relations3
AFRIC 329Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa3
AFRIC 334Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies 13
AFRIC 341Black Politics and City Government3
AFRIC 344Global Black Social Movements3
AFRIC 362Philosophy and Thought in Africa and the Diaspora II3
AFRIC 381Honors Seminar: 13
AFRIC 411Change in African-American Communities 13
AFRIC 412Blacks and the United States Constitution3
AFRIC 416Race and Social Justice in the United States3
AFRIC 417Race, Class and Gender in Southern Africa3
AFRIC 418Race, Class, and Gender in Latin America and the Caribbean3
AFRIC 420The Political Economy of Slavery3
AFRIC 489Internship in African & African Diaspora Studies, Upper Division 11-6
AFRIC 565Selected Texts/Topics in African & African Diaspora Studies: 13
AFRIC 699Independent Study 11-6

Option B: Culture and Society

AFRIC 205The Poetry of African, African-American, and Caribbean Writers3
AFRIC 210The African-American Novel3
AFRIC 232Survey of African Societies and Cultures3
AFRIC 235African Americans and South Africa 13
AFRIC 250Black Women and White Women in the Contemporary United States3
AFRIC 261Survey of African-American Political Philosophy3
AFRIC 265Psychological Effects of Racism3
AFRIC 311African Religious Thought and Social Organizations3
AFRIC 312The Church in African-American Life3
AFRIC 314The School in African-American Life3
AFRIC 319African American Urban History3
AFRIC 320Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean3
AFRIC 334Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies 13
AFRIC 350The Black Family3
AFRIC 351Sexuality, Gender, and Health in Africa and the Diaspora3
AFRIC 352Extended Families in Black Societies3
AFRIC 369Black Images and Mass Media3
AFRIC 370Forms of Black Expression3
AFRIC 372African-American Literary Movements: The Harlem Renaissance3
AFRIC 381Honors Seminar: 13
AFRIC 411Change in African-American Communities 13
AFRIC 414The Black Woman in America, Africa, and the Caribbean3
AFRIC 450Cultural Transmissions: Black Africa and Black America3
AFRIC 451Rites of Passage in Black Societies3
AFRIC 489Internship in African & African Diaspora Studies, Upper Division 11-6
AFRIC 565Selected Texts/Topics in African & African Diaspora Studies: 13
AFRIC 699Independent Study 11-6