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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
African-American Studies
Major: 6226
First Term: 2008 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 15-18
CIPS Code: 05.0201
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs (72)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The interdisciplinary Academic Certificate (AC) in African-American Studies enhances students' understanding of African-Americans by examining history, social issues, literature, culture, religion, ethnic relations, and gender issues. Through coursework, students develop skills in critical thinking, inquiry, and discourse while becoming more informed.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisite and/or corequisites
Courses selected must satisfy the following General Education Requirements:
Awareness Area:
Cultural Diversity in the United States (C) 3 credits
Historical Awareness (H) 3credits
Core Area:
Humanities (HU) 3 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) 6 credits

Required Courses
 Credits: 6
 AFR110Introduction to African-American Studies (SB, C)3
 AFR/ASB202Ethnic Relations in the United States (SB, C, H)3
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 9-12
+AFR203African-American History: The Slavery Experience (SB, C, H)3
+AFR204African-American History: Reconstruction to the Present (SB, C, H)3
 CPD103BCAfrican-American Cultural Pride and Awareness (AFS Department Elective)2
 ENH114African-American Literature (HU, C)3
 HIS203African-American History I (SB, C, H)3
+HIS204African-American History II (SB, C, H)3
 HUM214African-Americans in Film (HU, C)3
 PHI/REL225African-American Religions (HU, C)3
 SOC143Sociology of African American Problems (SB, C)3
 WST105Women of Color in America (C)3

Program Competencies
1.Describe the impact of slavery, the Civil War, and reconstruction on African-Americans today and the characteristics of the current African-American population in the United States. (AFR110)
2.Explain core concepts related to race, ethnicity, and culture. (AFR/ASB202)