Oct 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

African and African American Studies, BA

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The major in African and African American studies is an interdisciplinary degree program housed in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.Its comparative focus and multidisciplinary emphasis complement many existing programs that seek to prepare undergraduate students for competitive careers and productive work in a global world of different cultures, political systems, and economic infrastructures. Students pursuing a degree in AAAS will develop a broad perspective on human values and ethnic diversity, as well as an understanding of the socio-political, religious, and historical evidence related to African peoples, both in Africa and the diasporic communities of North America and the Atlantic world. Students are encouraged to combine a major in AAAS with others at East Carolina University.

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. General education requirements - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit see General Education Program .)

2. Demonstrated foreign language proficiency through level 2004 - 12 s.h.

(For information about the foreign language requirement see Special Requirements for the BA Degree and Placement Testing, Foreign Language.)

4. Concentration - 21 s.h.

(Choose 9 s.h. from any one of the following concentrations and 12 s.h. from any combination of courses from the 3 concentrations to complete the 21 s.h. requirement.)

5. Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.

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