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General Education Requirements

The Department offers:

  • Six courses that fulfill the Writing Intensive Requirement: AAAS 204, 231, 232, 250, 356, 379 and 382;
  • 15 courses that fulfill the Domestic component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement: AAAS 114, 204, 230, 240, 243, 255, 324, 330, 340, 356, 357, 368, 369, 382 and 463;
  • and 12 courses that fulfill the International component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement: AAAS 231, 232, 240, 333, 340, 345, 352, 359, 362, 363, 376, 377 and 378. The Department also offers Earlham Seminars.

The Major

Students who major in AAAS must complete the following:

  • AAAS 114 Introduction to African and African American Studies
  • AAAS 488 Senior Capstone Experience
  • At least one of the available courses entitled AAAS 240/340 Topics/Advanced Topics in African and African American Studies
  • Four African American core courses:
    • AAAS 204 African American Literature
    • AAAS 230 History of African American Religious Experiences
    • AAAS 368 African American History to Emancipation
    • AAAS 369 African American History since Emancipation
  • At least two of the following African courses, one from each grouping:
    • AAAS 231 History of Africa to 1880 OR
    • AAAS 232 History of Africa since 1880
      AND
    • AAAS 376 West Africa OR
    • AAAS 377 East Africa OR
    • AAAS 378 History of South Africa OR
    • AAAS 352 Politics of Africa.

The Minor

For a Minor in AAAS, students must complete:

    • AAAS 114 Introduction to African and African American Studies
    • AAAS 204 African American Literature
    • AAAS 231 History of Africa to 1880 OR
      AAAS 232 History of Africa since 1880
    • AAAS 368 African American History to Emancipation OR
      AAAS 369 African American History since Emancipation
    • AND one other AAAS course.