African and African American Studies Program

Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

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BA Major in African and African American Studies

The BA in AAAS requires 126 s. h. of credit as follows:

  1. 42 hours: Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs.)

  2. 12 hours: Foreign Language through level 1004

  3. 21 hours: Core

  4. 9 hours: Concentration (Choose 9 s.h. from the African or African American concentration.)

  5. 6 hours: Electives (Choose 6 s.h. from the following.)

  6. 24-28 hours: Minor; for more details see Minor

  7. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

AAAS 1000. Introduction to African and African American Studies (3) Provides a broad overview of African and African American Studies, as well as useful perspectives and frameworks for studying African peoples in Africa and diaspora/Atlantic World communities.

AAAS 2000. Study Abroad (3) (S) On-site exploration of Africana fine arts, health, science, social science, and/or humanities topics.

AAAS 4000. Senior Seminar (3) P: Declared majors and minors in AAAS, with senior status or consent of instructor. Capstone for undergraduates in African and African American Studies.

For more information, contact the Director of the African and African American Studies Program, David Dennard.


This background was created from an Akan Adinkra symbol, sankofa
(learn from the past); see West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols & Meanings.

Kenneth Wilburn, Web Editor for the AAAS Program

First Online Edition: 12 April 2007
Last Revised: 7 September 2010