African and African American Studies Major

Students who major in African and African American studies must complete a minimum of nine one-semester courses offered by the department at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses.

CourseTitleCredits
African History
Select one of the following courses3-4
UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: AFRICA
AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
CONTEMPORARY AFRICA
WOMEN IN AFRICA
CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES
HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA
EXPLORING AFRICA: ENCOUNTER, EXPEDITION, AND REPRESENTATION
MAJOR DEBATES IN AFRICAN STUDIES
The Caribbean
Select one of the following courses3-4
CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE
CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA
GLOBAL BLACK YOUTH CULTURES
CARIBBEAN LITERATURE
African-American History
Select one of the following courses 3-4
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY I
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND MALCOLM X
BLACK PRISON EXPERIENCE
HARLEM RENAISSANCE
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY I
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II
Additional Required courses
AFAM 3037BEING AND BECOMING BLACK IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD4
AFAM 4890RESEARCH SEMINAR4
Electives
Select four courses 114-16
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Any course with the AFAM subject code or the AFAM attribute code may fulfill this requirement.

Availability

The major in African and African American studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center. 

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.