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 Requirement
Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement [CCCR], 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 major, the courses that meet CCCR are:
Of which at least 12 must be taken at the 300 and/or 400 level. At least 3 credits must be taken in Puerto Rican/Latino studies if the student’s concentration is in Africana studies and vice versa.
Minor in Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies
The Minor concentration consists of 12 credits chosen from Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino sequence courses as follows: 2 at the 100/200 and 2 at the 300/400 levels.
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.