Other Courses and Activities for Junior and/or Senior Majors

The following options are available for declared majors who have completed at least 24 hours of Africana studies coursework.

Individual Study (For Juniors & Seniors)

For junior and senior majors, who have demonstrated academic excellence and performed well in courses, the Department offers course credit for Individual orIndependant Study with members of the full-time faculty. Individual or Independant Study provides an opportunity for highly motivated and capable students to pursue a rigorous course of study that is not fully accommodated elsewhere in the Africana Studies curriculum. The department recognizes three categories of projects appropriate for individual or independent study:

Guided Reading: offers an opportunity for students to pursue an independent comprehensive reading project on subjects related to some aspect of the African or African and African American Diaspora experience (culminating with a term paper).

Directed Research: upon invitation, a student may be asked to serve as a research assistant on a project of a full-time Africana Studies faculty member. Valuable research experience and a more personal association with a departmental faculty member are provided.

Independent Study: offers an opportunity for students to pursue an independant research project on subjects related to some aspectsof the African or African and African American Diaspora experience (culminating with a research paper)