Academic Programs

All of the following courses must come from the approved list in the catalog or be approved by the Africana/ Black Studies coordinator.  They must all be grounded in the field of Africana/ Black Studies.  Look for the approved courses every semester.  See Africana/ Black Studies coordinator for advising (Emilye Crosby, Blake C, office 9, Crosby@geneseo.edu).

Black Studies Major

Requirements (39 credits):

At least two courses course each in History and English; at least one course in Anthropology; at least one class with an additional prefix (other than Engl, Hist, Anth); at least three classes at the 300-level; and a six-credit (two semester) directed study capstone.


Disciplinary distribution:                 Additional African Studies courses:

Anth: ___________________            Elective: ___________________

Hist: ___________________             Elective: ___________________

Hist: ___________________             Elective: ___________________

Engl: ___________________            Elective: ___________________

Engl: ___________________            Elective: ___________________

Additional prefix: __________________

Blks399: Capstone: subtitle: ___________________

Blks399: Capstone: subtitle: ___________________


Course level distribution: (Identify three 300-level courses.  Can come from those listed above, except for capstone.  Capstone courses cannot count toward the required three 300-level courses.)



300: ___________________

300: ___________________

300: ___________________

Africana studies Minor

At least one course each in Anthropology, History, and English; at least four courses at the 200-level; at least one course at the 300-level; at least one course with an African or African Diaspora focus outside the U.S.; and at least one class with an African-American focus.

(Because courses can fit more than one category, there will be duplication between the top and bottom lists):



Disciplinary distribution:           Additional Africana courses:

Anth: _______________              Elective: __________________

Hist: _______________               Elective: __________________

Engl: _______________              Elective: __________________


Course level distribution:       


200: _______________________       

200: _______________________

200: _______________________

200: _______________________

300:  _______________________



Geographical distribution:

African-American: ________________________

African or African diaspora outside the U.S.: _______________