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This course of study is for students who want to pursue a liberal arts major in Africana Studies. Students who anticipate professional careers or graduate study in liberal arts should consider this major track. The major requires 36 semester hours comprising the following:
• Eight semester hours contributing to an interdisciplinary knowledge of Africana studies, no more than four hours of which may be taken in any one department. Courses that count toward the satisfaction of this requirement include:
• Eight semester hours of electives. Courses listed under the "interdisciplinary knowledge" requirement may count as electives only if they are not counted toward the satisfaction of the "interdisciplinary knowledge" requirement.
Other electives are:
• Eight semester hours from AST 350, AST 355, or AST 370.
Simmons has had a major in Africana studies for more than 20 years. The department also offers a major with a specialization in Africana women's studies and a minor in AST.
The department prepares students for the labor market and continued professional and graduate training by providing a solid knowledge foundation of critical, analytical, and technological skills.
Pre-graduation internships are available for all interested students. Study abroad and modern language skills are highly recommended. Students interested in dual-degree programs or self-designed majors should consult with department faculty to design an individualized program.