2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog


African American and Africana Studies Emphasis

African American and Africana Studies is a critical and scholarly engagement of African American and African Diasporic Life. The interdisciplinary discourse focuses on critical race theory, ethics, politics, religion, medicine, gender, history, language and literature.

Requirements

Students seeking the emphasis must complete 15 hours.

To include 6 hours chosen from:

AAAS 10103Engaging Difference and Diversity in America

3

AAAS 20103Introduction to African American Studies

3

ENGL 20593Introduction to Literatures of the Global African Diaspora

3

HIST 30833The Civil Rights Movement in America

3

CRES 10103Engaging Difference and Diversity in America

3

CRES 20003Gateway Seminar in Critical Race Theory

3

CRES 20103Introduction to African American Studies

3

CRES 30303Feminisms of Color

3

CRES 30403Transnational Gender & Sexuality

3

CRES 30503Crimmigration

3

ENGL 20213Global Women's Literature

3

ENGL 20533The American Dream

3

SOWO 40883Diversity and Social Justice

3

Select the remaining 9 hours from courses that carry the AAAS attribute from at least three different departments.

Emphasis students may count AAAS-approved courses towards the emphasis as well as another major or minor.

They also may concentrate their AAAS electives in a single department.

Emphasis students in a program requiring a minor must complete a minor in another disciplinary field.

A list of approved courses can be found on the website https://sis.tcu.edu/cres/academics/areas-of-study/african-american-and-africana-studies/ and will be maintained by the department. You may also contact AAAS@tcu.edu for more information.