Major Course Requirements and Options

Humanities Concentration Requirements

30 credits are required and should be distributed as follows:

Core course: AFRCNA 0031: Introduction to Africana Studies

3 cr.

Core course: AFRCNA 1768: Africana Senior Research Seminar

3 cr.

Core course: AFRCNA 1900: Internship (Field Placement)

1–6 cr.

Two lower-level humanities courses

6 cr.

Three upper-level humanities courses

9 cr.

One lower-level social sciences course

3 cr.

One upper-level social sciences course

3 cr.

 

Social Sciences Concentration Requirements

30 credits are required and should be distributed as follows:

Core course: AFRCNA 0031: Introduction to Africana Studies

3 cr.

Core course: AFRCNA 1768: Africana Senior Research Seminar

3 cr.

Core course: AFRCNA 1900: Internship (Field Placement)

1–6 cr.

Two lower-level social sciences courses

6 cr.

Three upper-level social sciences courses

9 cr.

One lower-level humanities course

3 cr.

One upper-level humanities course

3 cr.

 

Humanities Courses

Lower-level humanities courses:
*Two required for humanities concentration; one required for social sciences concentration.

0150 African American Literature
0212 West African Dance
0242 Africana Urban Woman
0316 African American Theatre
0352 African American Dance
0454 Man/Woman Literature
0517 African American Poetry
0522 African Literature
0523 Swahili 1
0524 Swahili 2
0543 Contemporary African American Drama 1
0639 History of Jazz
0788 Contemporary Africana Films

Upper-level humanities courses:
*Three required for humanities concentration; one required for social sciences concentration

1033 African Americans and the Mass Media
1036 Black Literature
1041 Special Topics in Caribbean Literature
1043 Contemporary African American Drama 2
1046 African Poetry
1103 Female Playwrights Before 1959
1145 African American Rhetoric
1150 Contemporary African American Writing
1240 African Literature and Society
1306 World Literature in English Literature
1334 Music in Africa
1335 Afro-American Music in the U.S.
1347 Francophone Africana Literature
1349 Contemporary Caribbean Literature
1353 Comparative Dance Expression
1383 Concepts in African American Theatre
1555 Afro Caribbean Dance
1605 Blues Poetics and Wilsonian Drama Literature

Social Sciences Course

Lower-level social sciences courses:
*Two required for social sciences concentration; one required for humanities concentration

0120 The African American Experience in Sports
0127 Introduction to Africa
0311 The African American Family
0313 The Black Church
0318 History of Africa Before 1800
0385 Caribbean History
0434 The Psychological Experience of African American Females
0515 African American Politics
0535 Antebellum Black Women's History
0536 20th Century African American Women's History
0586 African Civilization and Culture
0628 Afro Latin America
0629 Afro American History 1
0630 Afro American History 2
0684 Race, Class, and Ethnicity: The Caribbean Experience
0787 Black Consciousness

Upper-level social sciences courses:
*Three required for social sciences concentration; one required for humanities concentration

1011 The Rise of the Modern Pan-Africanist Movement
1012 Early 20th Century Black Social Movement
1019 Psychology of the Black Experience
1021 History of the African Diaspora
1030 African Politics
1039 History of Caribbean Slavery
1108 African American Folk Culture
1137 19th Century African American
1223 Personal Growth Through Psychodrama
1309 Women of Africa and the African Diaspora
1310 Cultures of Africa
1331 African Liberation Movements
1402 Learning Paradigms for African American Child Development
1522 Sex and Racism
1538 History of Black Pittsburghers
1656 History of Africa Since 1800
1661 Political Economy of Africa
1710 African American Health Issues
1711 The City in Africa

Advising

Africana Studies majors advisor:

Oronde Sharif 
4142 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Tel: 412-648-2276 
E-mail: senegal1@pitt.edu