Africology and First Year Courses
To prepare for an Africology major, you must take core courses that establish a knowledge-based foundation that will help you choose between the two Africology major options: Option A (Political Economy) or Option B (Culture and Society).
- Africol 215 – Introduction to Black Social and Cultural Traditions
- Africol 220 – Introduction to Statistics in Africology
- Africol 222 – Research Methods in Africology
- Africol 228 – Introduction to Black Political Economy
All majors must be accepted by the Department of Afriology, and their programs arranged with a departmental advisor, located in Mitchell Hall 225. To be accepted and retained as a major, the student must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better in Africology courses. A total of 36 credits must be taken to complete the major. No more than 6 credits of 100-level courses can count towards the major.
A course level is defined normally by how much work is involved in the course and what is expected of students. Courses at the 100-level usually are introductory courses; 200-300 level courses are generally for sophomores and juniors; 400 through 600 level usually are junior and senior courses, with 700 and above being graduate-level courses.
- 100-Level Courses:
- Africol 100 – Black Reality: Survey of African-American Society, 3 credits
- Africol 101 – Composition and Writing in Africology, 3 credits
- Africol 102 – Survey of African-American Literature, 3 credits
- Africol 111 – African-American History: Pre-1865, 3 credits
- Africol 112 – African-American History: 1865-Present, 3 credits
- Africol 121 – Introduction to African-American Politics, 3 credits
- Africol 125 – Economics of the Black Community, 3 credits
- Africol 163 – African-American Concept of Self, 3 credits
- Africol 199 – Independent Study, 1-3 credits
The curriculum for a major in Africology offers two options at UW-Milwaukee. Called Options A and B, they offer emphasis on Political Economy or on Culture and Society, respectively. Option A and B courses are listed in the UWM Undergraduate Catalog and on Degree Requirements pages on this website.
At least 24 credits are required; six may be taken from Option B, and at least 15 must be taken at or above the 300-level. See Option A Major/Degree Requirements for an outline of required and elective course.
At least 24 credits are required; six may be taken from Option A, and at least 15 must be taken at or above the 300-level. See Option B Major/Degree Requirements for an outline of required and elective courses.
Also, see the Sample Four-Year Plan.