Interdisciplinary Studies - Africana Studies Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
This major serves to equip students via a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum to investigate, comprehend and appreciate the various aspirations, achievements, struggles and contributions of those individuals and groups within the African and African American communities based on a deeper understanding and application of Afrocentricity, black nationalism, liberation ideology and Critical Race Theory—all within a rich historical context domestically and abroad. Consult with your advisor to choose a minor.
Notes: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required for this major.
Note: this major requires the completion of a minor (15–16 credit) to reach a total of 60 credits.
|AAST/HIST 315||AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO MANDELA||5|
|AAST/SOWK 320||AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY||5|
|AAST 321||AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL AWARENESS||5|
|Required Electives–choose upper division AAST courses (any course numbered 300-499).||25|
|INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE (or another capstone with your advisor's approval)|
Note: for students who select AAST as a second major, the capstone requirement will be met by the completion of the primary major capstone.
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who earn a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies—Africana Studies from EWU should be able to do the following:
- critique Eurocentric texts from an Afrocentric perspective; PLO-4
- demonstrate knowledge of activism’s role in African-American history; PLO-2
- demonstrate knowledge of key events in African-American history. PLO-1
- summarize the psychological impact of racial oppression on African Americans, white Americans, and other racial minorities in the US; PLO-3
- use critical race theory to analyze their own lived experience. PLO-5