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Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and Religious Studies (AAADRELBA)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 Religious Studies gives students the opportunity to explore and examine the intersection of religion and its influences in African American life and culture. Foundational courses provide a strong base knowledge of global religious traditions and ideas, along a breadth of knowledge of the historical, cultural, and artistic contributions and influences of people of African descent.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 42 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. African American and African Diaspora Studies Courses. 21 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be at the 300–499 level, including:
    1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
    2. African American History. One (1) course:
    3. African American Literature. One (1) course:
    4. Focal area. Nine (9) additional credit hours taken from courses in any of the three focal areas: (1) arts, (2) literature, or (3) history, culture, and social issues.
      • Arts
      • Literature
      • History, Culture, and Social Issues
  2. Religious Studies Courses. 21 credit hours, with no more than one 100-level course counting toward the minimum and with at least 12 credit hours in courses at the 300–499 level (other than REL-X 370, REL-X 371, REL-X 498 and REL-R 499), including:
    1. Area C. One (1) course:
    2. Area A, Area B, Area D. One (1) course at the 200–499 level chosen from two of the remaining three areas: A (Africa, Europe, and West Asia), B (South and East Asia), D (Theory, Ethics, Comparison).
      • Area A—Africa, Europe, and West Asia
      • Area B—South and East Asia
      • Area D—Theory, Ethics, and Comparison
    3. Religious Studies at the 400 level. One (1) course in Religious Studies (3 credit hours) at the 400–499 level (other than REL-X 498 and REL-R 499).
    4. Seminar. One (1) course:
  3. 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.

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.