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 1 3
AFS 240 African CivilizationJ 3 History C,1 3
Mathematics A 3 Mathematics A, 3
Social Science D,7 3 Natural Science B 3
FL 201 or 212 K,8 3 Philosophy 5,C 3
  16   15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
AFS Restricted Elective 10 3 AFS Restricted Elective 10 3
History II 2 3 Arts & Letters 6 3
Literature 3 3 Literature II 4 3
Natural Science B 4 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives ReqG 2
Social Science D,7 3 Social Science 7 3
    HESF 1** Fitness and WellnessE 1
  16   15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
AFS Restricted Elective 10 3 AFS 342 Introduction to the African DiasporaC 3
Social Science 7 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives ReqG 3
GEP Additional Breadth Req.F (MS/NS/E) 3 Free Electives 9 9
Free Electives 9 6    
  15   15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
AFS 490 African Studies & Comm. Involvement 3 AFS 440 Senior Seminar in Africana Studies 3
AFS Restricted Elective 400-level 11 3 IDS 498 Indep. Study in Interdisciplinary Studies12 3
GEP Health and Exercise StudiesE 1 Free Electives 9 9
Free Electives 9 6    
  13   15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K, 13, 14: 120
Major/Program Footnotes:

  1. History I One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western)
  2. History II One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture)
  3. Literature I One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century)
  4. Literature II One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list. (any course that meets the Literature I requirement; or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language)
  5. Philosophy Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list
  6. Arts and Letters One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list
  7. Social Sciences Twelve (12) credit hours, selected from College-approved list, required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
  8. Foreign Language Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination
  9. Free Electives Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U)
  10. AFS Restricted Electives Select 9 credits from department approved Africa Option and/or the African Diaspora Option lists. One course (300-level or above) must be taken from at least of the following disciplines: Anthropology, English, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work.
  11. AFS Restricted Elective 400-level Select three (3) credits department approved Africa Option and/or the African Diaspora Option list.
  12. IDS 498 Africana Studies students in the Community Studies concentration are required to take three credit hours of IDS 498. See department for policies regarding enrolling in independent study.
  13. Major Residency Requirements A maximum of 15 hours of external transfer credit may be applied towards the major and departmental requirements.
  14. Major Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements 2.0 major and cumulative GPA 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  http://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 or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Fulfilled as part of major requirement. 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 or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Fulfilled as part of major requirement. C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as port of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Fulfilled as part of major requirement. D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as port of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Fulfilled as part of major requirement. E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours -at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course) Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list. F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists) __ Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or X. Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Fulfilled as part of major requirement. 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 (USO) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: AFS 242 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(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: AFS 241 K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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