Interdisciplinary Studies (BA): Africana Studies Community Studies (16IDSBA-16IDSAFSC)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 AFS 241 Intro to African-American Studies II1 3
AFS 240 African CivilizationJ 3 History C,1 3
Mathematics A,10 3 Mathematics A,10 3
Social Science D,7 3 Natural Science B 4
FL 201 or 212 K,8 3 Philosophy 5 3
16 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
AFS Concentration Area Req11 3 AFS Concentration Area Req 11 3
History II 2 3 Arts & Letters 6 3
Literature 3 3 Literature II 4 3
Natural Science B 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives ReqG 3
Social Science D,7 3 Social Science 7 3
HESF 1** Fitness and WellnessE 1
15 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
AFS Concentration Area Req11 3 AFS 342 Introduction to the African DiasporaC 3
Social Science 7 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives ReqG 2-3
GEP Additional Breadth Req.F (MS/NS/E) 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 1
16 14-15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
AFS 490 African Studies & Comm. Involvement12 3 AFS 440 Senior Seminar in Africana Studies 3
AFS Concentration Area Advanced Req12 3 IDS 498 Indep. Study in Interdisciplinary Studies11 3
GEP Health and Exercise StudiesE 1 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 3
Free Elective 9 3 Free Elective 9 1
Free Elective 9 3
16 13

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K, 12, 13: 122
Major/College Footnotes
1. History I: Choose from the CHASS approved History I course list (Satisfies 3 hr GEP Humanities).
2. History II: Choose from the CHASS approved History II course list.
3. Literature I: Choose from the CHASS approved Literature I course list.
4. Literature II: Choose from the CHASS approved Literature II course list.
5. Philosophy: Any 3-credit hour PHI course on the GEP Humanities list (Satisfies 3 hr GEP Humanities).
6. Arts and Letters: Choose from the CHASS approved Arts and Letters course list.
7. Social Sciences: Choose four 3-credit hour courses (12 credit hours total) from the CHASS approved lists in at least three of the following areas: ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSY, SOC. Also ENG 210, GEO/SOC 220, or STS 402. Six (6) credit hours must be taken from the GEP Social Sciences list. (Satisfies 6 hr GEP Social Sciences).
8. Foreign Language: Completion of FLx 201 or FLx 212, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination. (All students must take the NCSU Proficiency Test upon entering CHASS. Students who take FL 101 and FL 102 will not receive graduation credit for these courses unless they are in a language other than the one use to fulfill eh 201 language requirement).
9. Free Electives: Any course except MA 101, FL_101, FLS 105, LAT 101, GRK 101, and PER 101. 101-level foreign language courses can be used as free electives if they are in a language other than the language the student uses to fulfill major language requirement.  Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
10. Math: Six (6) credit hours are to be chosen from the GEP Mathematics list.
11. Area Concentration Requirement
a. All area concentration courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
b. IDS 498 (Independent Study) for 3 credit hours is required of all students in the Africana Studies Community Studies concentration.
c. Student selects nine (9) credits from the Africa Option and/or the African Diaspora option.
d. Africa Option: The courses for this option include: AFS 343, 490, 491, 497; IDS 498; AFS/HI 275, 276, 475, 476, 479; AFS/ANT 330; AFS/ENG 349.
e. African Diaspora Option: The courses for this option include: AFS 344, 442, 491, 497; AFS/ARS 346; IDS 498; PS 303, 409, 443; AFS/MUS 230, 260, 351; AFS/ENG 248, 375, 448; AFS/COM 340; AFS/PSY 345; AFS/HI 372, 373, 455; AFS/SOC 305; AFS/SW 413; THE 340.
f. One course (300-level or above) must be taken from at least two of the following disciplines: Anthropology, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work. This course requirement may be met by courses selected from any courses listed under either the Africa or African Diaspora Options listed above.
12. Area Concentration Advanced Requirement:
a. All area concentration advanced elective courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
b. AFS 490 is required of all students in the Africana Studies Community Studies concentration.
c. Three (3) hours of area concentration courses at the 400-level are required.   Students select 3 credits form the Africa Option and/or the African Diaspora Option.
d. Africa Option: The courses for this option include: AFS 490, 491, 497; IDS 498; AFS/HI 475, 476, 479.
e. African Diaspora Option: The courses for this option include: AFS 442, 491, 497; IDS 498; PS 409, 443; AFS/ENG 448, AFS/HI 455, AFS/SW 413.
13. All courses in the major must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
14. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 required for graduation.*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied.  University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at  https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours-one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list.

B. Natural Sciences
(7 credit hours-include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list.

C. Humanities
(6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.

D. Social Sciences
(6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved Social Sciences course list.

E. Health and Exercise Studies
(2 credit hours-at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved Health and Exercise Studies course list.

F. Additional Breadth
(3 credit hours to be selected from the following):
Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering

G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.

H. Introduction to Writing
(4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following co-requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements:

I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: AFS 241

J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: AFS 240

K. Foreign Language Proficiency-Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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