Curriculum Requirements

Major Requirements
Africana majors must complete the following core courses:
AAS 150Introduction to Africana Studies3
AAS 490Senior Seminar in Africana Studies3
HIS 201History of Africa, I (to 1800)3
HIS 209African-American History to 18773
or HIS 210 African-American History, 1877-PRESENT
Select one Caribbean Studies course from the following:3
Caribbean Cultures
Caribbean Literature
Modern Caribbean History
The remaining courses must be selected from the list of acceptable courses approved by the program, in any school or college within the university. 115
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
MTH 108Precalculus Mathematics II3
People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Language Requirement3-9
Minor Requirement15
Elective45
Total Credit Hours120-126
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Twelve of the 30 credit hours must be completed at the 300 level or above.

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A grade of C- or better with an overall GPA of 2.0 is required in each course taken for the major.

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 108 Precalculus Mathematics II 3
Language (first course) 3
People & Society or Arts and Humanities cognate (first course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Language (second course) 3
STEM cognate (first course) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
AAS 150 Introduction to Africana Studies 3
People & Society or Arts and Humaities cognate (second course) 3
Minor (first course) 3
AAS 260 History of Slavery in the Atlantic 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
AAS 350 Black Leadership in the U.S. 3
History of Africa I (to 1800) 3
Minor (second course) 3
STEM cognate (second course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
African American History (HIS) 3
Minor (third course) 3
STEM cognate (third course) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
AAS Specialization Course 3
Minor (fourth course) 3
Natural Science course (if needed) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
AAS 390 Special Topics 3
Minor (fifth course) 3
People & Society or Arts and Humanities cognate (third course) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
AAS 490 Senior Seminar in Africana Studies 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120