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
|Introduction to Black Social and Cultural Traditions
|Introduction to Statistics in African and African Diaspora Studies 1
|Introduction to Black Political Economy
|Research Methods in African & African Diaspora Studies 2
|Select 18 elective credits in African and African Diaspora Studies. At least 12 credits must be at the 300-level or higher. One course must fulfill the Research Requirement (see below). No more than 6 credits may be at the 100-level. 3
|Courses that fulfill the Research Requirement
|Select one of the following:
|African American Urban History
|Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean
|Black Workers in the 21st Century
|Economic Problems of Black Business
|Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa
|Black Politics and City Government
|Global Black Social Movements
|Extended Families in Black Societies
|African-American Literary Movements: The Harlem Renaissance
|The Black Woman in America, Africa, and the Caribbean
|Race, Class, and Gender in Latin America and the Caribbean
|Independent Study 4
With departmental approval, the statistics requirement may be satisfied with another statistics course.
With departmental approval, the research methods requirement may be satisfied with another methods course.
AFRIC 100 is highly recommended. Though not required, 100-level courses prepare students for higher-level African and African Diaspora courses. No more than 6 credits of 100-level courses can count toward the major.
With departmental approval, students can complete 3 credits in AFRIC 699 that involves completion of a research experience designed according to departmental standards.