Bachelor of Arts
- Business, Economics & Entrepreneurship
- Law, Policy & Social Justice
- Architecture, Planning & Development
- Arts & Media
- Communication, Journalism & Public Relations
- Culture & Language
- Education & Human Development
- English & Literature
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Philosophy & Religious Studies
- Social & Behavioral Sciences
Prepare to become a change-maker and a thought leader in a global economy that spans the Caribbean, North America, Latin America, Africa and Europe. The Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies investigates the historical and contemporary experiences of Africana peoples and how they are shaped by gender, class, race and global conditions. Students choose from one of three emphases: African American History, Culture & Aesthetics; Comparative Global African Diaspora; or Performance, Media, & Digital Africana Studies. This interdisciplinary major gives students essential professional skills applicable to many careers, including the ability to understand people from any background; writing; critical thinking; public speaking; creativity; leadership; and initiative. Classes focus on literature, history, culture, film, technology, arts, politics and more. The program is a leader in digital learning and boasts the nation's first Hip-Hop minor. Students are supported by faculty and a network of community leaders, with opportunities for internships, study abroad and more.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the different and shared historical and contemporary experiences of the Africana world.
- Develop diversity and intercultural competencies (focusing on issues of race, color, class, and gender)
- Acquire and apply digital literacies and technological competencies as they apply to the Africana experience.
- Expose students to engagement and global education related to the Africana experience.
- Furnish and equip students with critical thinking and analytical skills that can be used in addressing challenges affecting the Africana communities.
- AFAS 223: African Philosophical Worlds
- AFAS 303: Black Womanist Writers
- AFAS 468: Government and Politics of Africa
- Education,Film and media,Law,Politics,Social services
B.A. degree students may fulfill this requirement with one of the following options:
1. Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
2. Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
3. Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
4. Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
5. An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments
6. A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.