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Academic Program Guide

African American Studies

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2022 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The African American Studies major requires 36 hours from the recommended list of courses with a "C minus" or better in each course. A maximum of 6 hours from General Education can count towards the major hours. A modern foreign language up to the intermediate level is required for the Bachelor of Arts track.

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Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
GE History (recommended African American History)3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice 3
GE Mathematics3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
GE Mathematics 3
GE Natural Science 3
GE Social Science3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
AFA 2000 Introduction to the African American Experience 3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice 3
GE Natural Science with Lab4
General Education Elective (recommended African American History)3
CGS2060 Computer Fluency3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
AFA 3101 Theory and Dynamics of Racism and Oppression 3
GE Ethics3
GE Elective3
Oral Communication Competency3
Elective (If BA, begin language)3-4
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete General Education requirements
Oral Communication (Strongly Recommended): SPC1017, SPC2608
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
AFA 3930 – ST: Research Methods3
African American History course3
Specialty Area Course3
Elective (If BA, continue language)3-4
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete AFA 2000
Complete 3 hours of African American history courses
Complete 3 hours towards Specialty Area
Civic Literacy requirement
Declare Specialty Area at
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
AFA 3330 Black Families in America 3
Specialty Area Course3
Supplementary Course3
Elective (If BA, finish language)3-4
African American History course3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete one Core Course
Complete 6 hours towards Specialty Area
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
AFA 4240 Africana Diasporic Experience 3
Specialty Area Course3
Specialty Area Course3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete AFA Research Methods
Complete 9 hours towards Specialty Area including one Supplementary Course
Complete 6 hours of African American History
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
AFA Thesis or Practicum/Internship3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete AFA Thesis or Practicum/Internship
Complete major course requirements
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher
Apply for graduation within 1st two weeks of semester

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Social Science Teacher, Researcher, Historian, College Professor, Legislative Aid, Administrator, Foreign Service Officer, and Economist.

Representative Employers: Federal Agencies, Educational Institutions, Non-profit Organizations, Private Corporations, Public or Private Think Tanks, International Organizations, Public School Systems.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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