Major Requirements

BA - African-American Studies

*The African-American Studies Department is in the process of revising its curriculum.
The new department curriculum is expected to reflect new directions in the general approach to the major.

To apply for the major/minor, apply for graduation, or major/minor advising, please contact Dr. Ruth Wilson, Department Chair: (408) 924-5861 or ruth.wilson@sjsu.edu.

Major/Minor Graduation Application (Required for graduation)

   Units
General Education Requirements: 51
American Institutions
Of the 6 units required by the University, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes
 6
Physical Education 2
Requirements in the Major 36
Area Requirements  
Historical AFAM 2A and AFAM 2B (6):
AFAM 40 or AFAM 111 (3)
 9
Social-Behavior: AFAM 120 and AFAM 159  6
Cultural: AFAM 22  3
Senior Seminar: AFAM 198  3
Electives in the Major:  15
Complete five courses from the following:
AFAM 105, AFAM 108, AFAM 109, AFAM 112,
AFAM 158, AFAM 111, AFAM 115, AFAM 125,
AFAM 130, AFAM 134, AFAM 142, AFAM 150,
AFAM 152, AFAM 155, AFAM 156, AFAM 160,
AFAM 161, AFAM 164, AFAM 165, AFAM 166,
AFAM 177, AFAM 190, AFAM 196 Series
 3
Electives:
A minor or double major is recommended 
(selected with advisor approval)             
37
Total Units Required for Degree:
124 


Minor - African-American Studies

  Units
Required Courses:
AFAM 2A and AFAM 2B
6
Upper Division Electives:
Chosen to complement the major
12
Total Units Required for Minor: 18