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.

Course Title Credits
One African History course
One The Caribbean course
One African-American History course
Additional Required courses
AFAM 3037BEING AND BECOMING BLACK IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD4
AFAM 4890RESEARCH SEMINAR4
Electives
Select four courses 114 to 16

African History 

Course Title Credits
AFAM 1600UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: AFRICA3
AFAM 3071AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY4
AFAM 3140CONTEMPORARY AFRICA4
AFAM 3141WOMEN IN AFRICA4
AFAM 3146CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES3
AFAM 3148HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA4
AFAM 3188EXPLORING AFRICA: ENCOUNTER, EXPEDITION, AND REPRESENTATION4
AFAM 3695MAJOR DEBATES IN AFRICAN STUDIES4

 The Caribbean

Course Title Credits
AFAM 3150CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE4
AFAM 3155CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA4
AFAM 3036GLOBAL BLACK YOUTH CULTURES4
AFAM 3667CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4

African-American History

Course Title Credits
AFAM 3001AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY I4
AFAM 3002AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II4
AFAM 3115MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND MALCOLM X4
AFAM 3132BLACK PRISON EXPERIENCE4
AFAM 3632HARLEM RENAISSANCE4
HIST 3001AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY I4
HIST 3002AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II4

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.