ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The AFS Major

The AFS Major prepares students for leadership in general, and it is an excellent foundation for graduate and professional study. The AFS Program is committed to offering its majors an academically challenging curriculum coupled with a strong foundation of liberal arts education.

To change your major or second major to AFS, fill out the online change of major form here.

Advising:

Dr. Frank Woods | 336-334-5507 | nfwoods@uncg.edu
Dr. Tara T. Green | 336-334-5507 | ttgreen@uncg.edu

The requirements for a Major in African American Studies are as follows:

In addition to completing all General Education Core Requirements (GEC)GEC Marker Requirements, and College of Arts and Sciences Requirements (CAR),* AFS majors must:

  1. Complete the 18-hour Core
    • AFS 201, 210, 315, and 410
    • ENG 374 or 376 or AFS 376
    • HIS 301 or 389 or AFS 355
    • AFS 315
  2. Cultural Arts Concentration
    • AFS 200, 310, 330, 350, and 400
  3. Complete 12 hours from Additional AFS and Related Area Courses
    • African American Studies: 200, 260, 300, 305, 310, 320, 325, 330, 351, 400, 492, and 554
    • History (HIS): 203, 204, 302, 306, 399, 502, 524, and 581
    • Political Science (PSC): 391
    • Religion (REL): 229
    • Anthropology (ATY): 325, 335, 355, and 440
    • English (ENG): 204, 209, and 315
    • ART (ART): 102, 314, and 316
    • Music (MUS): 214
    • Sociology (SOC): 222, 227, 364, 390, and 425
    • Dance (DCE): 232, and 332
    • Philosophy (PHI): 121
    • Women's and Gender Studies (WGS): 333

For more information on current course offerings, please see our "Courses" link to the left.

*GEC, CAR, and GEC Marker links refer to the current Undergraduate Bulletin. Students who entered prior to this year may have different requirements and should verify these through their catalogue or with an advisor.

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Download information about Disciplinary Honors Here.

Major Core Courses

  • AFS 201 - Introduction to African American Studies
  • AFS 210 - Blacks in American Society: Social, Economic, and Political Perspectives
  • AFS 315 - Theories and Paradigms
  • AFS 410 - Seminar in African American Studies
  • ENG 374 - Early African American Writers, or
  • ENG 376 - African American Writers after the 1920’s /Africana Literature or
  • AFS 376 - Africana Literature and
  • HIS 301 - Race and Slavery, or
  • AFS 355 - The Making of the African Diaspora, or
  • HIS 389 - West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade

AFS Related Courses

  • African American Studies (AFS) : 200, 260, 300, 305, 306, 310, 312, 315, 320, 325, 330, 350, 351, 355, 370, 376, 390, 400, 410, 492, 493, 554
  • History (HIS): 203, 204, 302, 306, 399, 502, 524, 581
  • Political Science (PSC): 391
  • Religious Studies (REL): 229
  • Anthropology (ATY): 325, 355, 440
  • English (ENG): 315
  • Art History (ARH): 211, 370, 371
  • Music (MTD): 214
  • Sociology (SOC): 222, 327, 364, 390, 425
  • Dance (DCE): 232, 332
  • Philosophy (PHI): 121
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS): 333
  • AFS Major: 5 Core Classes + 5 Related Courses
  • AFS Minor: AFS 201, AFS 210+ 4 Related Courses
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