Dec 04, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies

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BA in Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies

Given the interdisciplinary organization of the department, students may elect to concentrate their program of study in the Africana sequence, Puerto Rican/Latino sequence or a combination of both with courses from social sciences and humanities offered by the department.

Hunter Core Requirements

Note:  Several courses leading to (foundational) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements).  When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major.  Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here:

Hunter Core Requirement 

In the case of the Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, the courses that meet CCC are:

CUNY Common Core Foundational or Major
AFPRL 20100  World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)  Major
AFPRL 20200  World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)  Major
AFPRL 20900  World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)  Major

 Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core.


The major consists of 30 credits. Courses to be taken are as follows:

Minor in Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies

The Department of Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies offers a 12-credit minor that requires students to successfully complete two 100/200 level courses and two 300/400 level courses.


The honors research course, AFPRL 49900 , is open to AFPRL upper seniors who have a 3.5 GPA in the major with a 3.0 GPA overall and have completed at least 24 credits including three AFPRL 300/400 level courses.  In order to receive an honors endorsement, a student must receive a final grade of at least B+. Students who do not meet the requirement for an honors endorsement but have passed the course, will receive three credits without honors. The research theme changes every academic year.  The project is supervised by one full-time AFPRL faculty member but is read and graded by the supervisor and two additional AFPRL full-time faculty members.


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