University of Rochester
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies

Major in African and African-American Studies

A minimum of 10 courses is required, including the following:

  • One of the following four introductory courses: 
  • AAS 106 (HIS 106) Colonial and Contemporary Africa
  • AAS 110 (HIS 110) Introduction to African and African-American Studies
  • AAS 141 (HIS 165) African-American History I
  • AAS 142 (HIS 166) African-American History II
  • Seven electives in African and African-American Studies as indicated by AAS cross-listings.  Not more than two can be at the 100-level.  At least four must be grouped in either the Social Sciences or Humanities.  At least one must address foundational or methodological issues in an established discipline; see the Curriculum Director for a list of possible courses that satisfy this particular requirement in specific disciplines.
  • AAS 297 Colloquium in African & African-American Studies.
  • AAS 380 Senior Seminar (or a Senior Tutorial when the Seminar is not possible).

 

For more information in African and African-American Studies contact:

The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

302 Morey Hall, 

fdi@mail.rochester.edu

Professor Cilas Kemedjio, Curriculum Director for the Frederick Douglass Institute,

303 Morey Hall, Tel: x3-5346

ciko@mail.rochester.edu