Requirements

Africana Studies Major

 

The major in Africana studies consists of nine courses. There are two tracks or concentrations:

  • African American, on the national black experience in the United States; and
  • African and African Diaspora, on African regional, trans-regional, and African diaspora themes.
Required Courses
AFRS 1101Introduction to Africana Studies1
Select one Africana studies intermediate seminar (2000–2969)1
Select one Africana studies senior seminar (3000–3999)1
Select six additional electives a,b,c6

For both concentrations:

  • A maximum of two courses, either as an independent study course or a course taken at another college or university, can count toward the major.

  • An approved honors project can count toward the senior seminar requirement.

Africana Studies Minor

 
The minor in Africana studies consists of five courses.
Required courses
AFRS 1101Introduction to Africana Studies1
Select four Africana studies elective courses from either of the two Africana studies tracks d,e4

Additional Information and Program Policies

  • A first-year seminar in Africana studies counts toward the major or minor in Africana studies.

  • Courses that count toward the major or minor must be taken for regular letter grades, and students must earn grades of C- or better.


This is an excerpt from the official Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook. View the Catalogue