Jan 20, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

African and African Diaspora Studies, B.A.


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Contact Information

Website: https://radow.kennesaw.edu/isd/
Phone: (470) 578-2431

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in African and African Diaspora Studies offers students an interdisciplinary educational experience that fosters an understanding of the transnational experiences of African and African-descended peoples in  the US, Caribbean, South Americana, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Students will gain an appreciation for the diverse character of humanity, explore the complex historical and cultural relations between Africans on the continent and African-descended peoples in the Diaspora, and engage in a comparative study of issues affecting Africans in the continent and the Diasporas.

Admission Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more informaiton visit the Admissions  section of the catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

General Education (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements. 

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)


Lower-Division Electives (6 Credit Hours)


Select any two 1000 or 2000 level courses in the undergraduate catalog approved by the faculty advisor. Note: Per BOR Policy physical activity courses (HPE 1000-level courses) cannot be used in Area F.

Upper Division Field Major Requirements (33 Credit Hours)


Required Course (6 Credit Hours)


Area IV: Community and Professional Engagement (3 Credit Hours)


Select one course from the the following:

Related Studies (15 Credit Hours)


Fifteen hours of upper-division (3000/4000 level) studies from the prefixes provided below. These could be courses not already taken from the above list of upper-division major requirements and electives, foreign language, study abroad, internship, directed study, student’s area of interest, or courses from previous major. Approved prefixes: AADS, ACCT, AMST, ANIM, ANTH, ARED, ARH, ART, ARTH, ASIA, BIOL, BLAW, BUSA, CHEM, CHIN, COM, CRJU, CS, CSH, DANC, ECE, ECON, EDMG, EDRD, EDUC, ENED, ENGL, ES, EURO, FIN, FL, GEOG, GRMN, GWST, HIED, HIST, HON, HPE, HS, INED, IS, IT ITAL, ITEC, JOUR, JPN, KOR, LALS, LDRS, LING, MATH, MEBU, MENT, MGT, MKTG, MUSI, ORGC, PAX, PHED, PHIL, POLS, PORT, PR, PSYC, RELS, SCI, SM, SOCI, SPAN, STAT, STS, TCID, TCOM, TPS, WRIT.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Choose any courses from the KSU undergraduate catalog.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


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