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