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    Aug 11, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Africana Studies B.A.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120 

Africana Studies is a liberal arts program offering a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies, a Minor in Africana Studies and a Certificate in Africana Literatures. This program provides all students with the opportunity to study the history, culture and lived experiences of people of African descent–on the African continent and throughout the world. Students also study the influence of Africa and people of African descent on the world at-large. The Africana Studies curriculum also explores the social construction of race and racism and encourages the development of critical thinking skills while also challenging students to explore new ideas, seek new connections and become actively engaged in the global community.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

For Admission information specific to the College of Arts & Sciences, see the information at College of Arts and Sciences .

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


Students desiring to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the University’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this program.

Total Major Hours: 36


Major Electives (21 Credit Hours)


Students will take seven additional elective courses from the following list of courses:

GPA Requirements


Major GPA (All USF courses which are applied to major requirements):  2.0
General Education GPA (All USF courses which are applied to General Education requirements):   2.0
USF GPA:  2.0
Overall GPA 2.0

Grading Requirements


A C- or better to meet major course requirements unless specified elsewhere. Will vary by area.

Note:  Some USF courses have higher grade criteria to meet prerequisite knowledge necessary for progression into higher level courses.

Residency Requirements


Department and College of Arts & Sciences Major Academic Residency Requirement - 50% of major must be completed at USF.

USF Academic Residency Requirement - 30 of the last 60 hours earned must be from USF.

Research Opportunities


All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 , IDS 4914  or IDS 4910  courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options (https://www.usf.edu/undergrad/undergraduate-research/).

Advising Information


USF students schedule advising appointments online through USF Archivum Platform.   Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss courses planning, degree progression, and career preparation. 

Tampa Campus Website:  https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/students/academic-advising/index.aspx
Advisor Email: AFAadvise@usf.edu

For questions, email Pamela Anderson, pkander2@usf.edu

4 Year Plan of Study - Africana Studies B.A.


NOTES:

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Secondary Education
  • Public Service
  • Social Services
  • International Relations
  • Primary Education

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

$30,000 - $40,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 3 (Summer)


Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • General Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 1

Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 8 (Spring)


  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 9 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

 

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 11 (Spring)


  • Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • TGEH - High Impact Practice  Credit(s): 3  

Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - Africana Studies B.A.


NOTES:

 

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 3 (Summer)


  • Upper-Level General Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


  • Major Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 5 (Spring)


  • Major Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective  Credit(s): 3
  • General Upper-level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective - Credit(s): 1

Total Credit Hours: 13