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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies - Africana Gender Studies Concentration (BA)

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Program Educational Goals

The Africana Gender Studies Concentration (BA) provides thorough understanding of gender as it relates to African descended people and inclusive of multiple intersectional ties. 

Students who successfully complete the Africana Gender Studies Concentration (BA)

program will be able to:

1. Define and evaluate constructions of gender and race as intersectional.

2. Analyze the intersectionality of gender and interconnections that involve individuals as well as social institutions.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of gender, from an intersectional Africana gender lens that includes understanding of sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, and class.

4. Employ an Africana Studies approach/methodology that specifically addresses gender related issues and that is inclusive of African descended people.

5. Supply critiques that include specifically ideas about gender and heteronormativity and that include power, privileging, and patriarchal oppressive forces against African descended people and that accrue from gender identity formation.

6. Take an Africana gender studies approach to explain social and political interactions functioning systemically.

7. Conduct scholarly research on key gender issues and/or debates and that specifically regard Black communities both domestically and globally.

University Requirements:

College Requirements:

College Breadth Requirements:

The College Breadth requirements are in addition to the University Breadth requirement. Up to three credits from each of the University Breadth Requirement categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy these College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements. Minimum grade C- required for courses used to satisfy College Breadth.

*If the grade earned is sufficient, a course may be applied toward more than one requirement (e.g., breadth and major requirements), but the credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation. If all but one course in a group has been taken in one department or program, a course cross-listed with that program will not satisfy the distribution requirement.

Foreign Language:

  • Completion of the intermediate-level course (107 or 202) in an ancient or modern language with minimum grades of D-.
    • The number of credits (0-12) needed and initial placement will depend on the number of years of high school study of foreign language.
      • Students with four or more years of high school work in a single foreign language, or who have gained proficiency in a foreign language by other means, may attempt to fulfill the requirement in that language by taking an exemption examination  through the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department.


The math requirement must be completed by the time a student has earned 60 credits. Students who transfer into the College of Arts and Sciences with 45 credits or more must complete this requirement within two semesters.

Complete one of the following four options (minimum grade D-):

Option One:

Option Two:

One of the following:

Option Three:

Successful completion of any 200-level or higher mathematics course except: MATH 201 , MATH 202 , MATH 205 , MATH 251 , MATH 252 , MATH 253 , and MATH 266 .

Option Four:

  • Successful performance on a proficiency test in mathematics administered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences (0 credits awarded).

Second Writing Requirement:

A Second Writing Requirement  approved by the College of Arts and Sciences. This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours, completed with a minimum grade of C-, and the section enrolled must be designated as satisfying the requirement in the academic term completed.

Major Requirements:

Minimum grade C- required for courses counted towards the major and concentration. A required AFRA course cannot satisfy both a major core requirement and a concentration elective.


After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

Credits to Total a Minimum of 124

Last Revised for 2021-2022 Academic Year

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