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Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and History (AAADHISTBA)Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.

Description

The Interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and History examines the experiences of people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world. The interdisciplinary approach in this combined major will provide students with a unique way of studying the history of the African diaspora.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 40 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. African American and African Diaspora Studies Courses. 18 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above, from the list below:
    1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
    2. African American History. One (1) course:
    3. African American Literature. One (1) course:
    4. History, Culture, and Social Issues*. Nine (9) credit hours:
  2. History Courses. 18 credit hours from the list below:
    1. Electives*. At least 15 credit hours of 300–499 level courses (only one of HIST-A 355 African American History I or HIST-A 356 African American History II taken in either History or African American and African Diaspora Studies can be counted toward these 15 hours)
    2. Seminar. One (1) course:
    3. Non-U.S. History. Any two courses in non-U.S. history (i.e., Western Europe, Russia and Eastern Europe, Ancient, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, or East Asia)
    4. Residency. At least 12 credit hours of these history courses must be completed in residence at the IU Bloomington campus
  3. Intensive Writing. One (1) course:
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Notes

  • * No course counting toward completion of the upper-level credit hours requirement of the history concentration can also be counted toward completion of the upper-level credit hours requirement of the African American and African Diaspora Studies concentration.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines. No more than 62 of these credit hours can come from the major.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.