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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

African and African American Studies, BA

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Program Coordinator: Jarvis Hargrove (Brewster Building, 220-A; 252-328-1035; hargroveja19@ecu.edu)

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.

The degree requires a minimum of 120 s.h. as follows:

1. General education requirements - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit view the General Education Program  section.)

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

(For information about the foreign language requirement view Special Requirements for the BA Degree in the Academic Advisement, Progression and Support Services   section and Placement Testing, Foreign Language in the Admission and Readmission  section.)

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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