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  • African-American Studies

    The African-American Studies program’s mission closely resembles that of the university, emphasizing exceptional teaching, outstanding scholarly research and service to the campus and the larger Gainesville community. The primary emphasis is to educate students about the theories and methodologies pertaining to the study of African-Americans. Students will be able to compare and contrast the experiences of people of African descent in the U.S. to those in the wider African Diaspora. They also will learn through participation in community-service activities. Program graduates will develop the academic, scholarly and experiential skills needed to succeed at the next level of study in the field, for they will be well-trained in critical thinking, analysis and effective communication.

    African-American Studies major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Satisfactory evaluation of paper written for the African-American Studies approved topic, graded according to department rubric.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Identify, describe and explain the theories in African American Studies and the African Diaspora.
    2. Examine social issues of concern to African Americans.
    3. Effectively articulate ideas in speech and in writing.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed
    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3
    AFA 2000 I, R, A

    AFA 3110 I, R, A R, A  
    ​AFA 3240 ​R, A ​R, A ​R, A
    ​AFA 3332 ​R, A ​R, A ​R, A
    ​AFA 3350 ​R, A ​R, A ​R, A
    AFA 4936 R, A R, A R, A
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    Assessment Types

    • Assignments
    • Exams
    • Papers
    • Oral presentations
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