Oct 26, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

African American Studies Major (B.A.)


Major code BA4903


College of Arts and Sciences 
African American Studies Department
Lindley Hall 300
Phone: 740.593.4546
Fax: 740.593.0671
african.american.studies@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/aas

 Akil Houston, contact person

 

Program Overview

The African American Studies Department was established in 1969, and remains one of a few programs with departmental status in the state of Ohio. A centerpiece of that legacy is our shared vision and philosophy with the National Council for Black Studies, which is to promote academic excellence and social responsibility in the areas of teaching, research, and service. We are a department that is committed to producing persons, to use the language of Dr. Nathan Hare, who are capable of solving problems in American (and global) society.

The faculty believe in preparing and mentoring all students to successfully complete their academic goals and objectives. Our mission is to contribute to an inclusive intellectual environment at Ohio University by developing and delivering an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary curriculum that advances the University’s general education goals.

The African American Studies Department also offers an Honors program in African American Studies. See below for more information.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

African American studies graduates are well-prepared to enter careers in social service, education, legal services and graduate school in multiple disciplines.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

African American Studies Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 34 semester credit hours of AAS coursework, including all of the requirements below.

Required Core Courses


Complete a total of 34 semester hours of AAS coursework, including all of the following:

African American Studies Electives


Complete five of the following AAS courses numbered 2000 or above (excluding AAS 3400):

Honors Program


The Department of African American Studies  offers an Honors option for all majors with an overall GPA of 3.0 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in AAS courses. Qualified candidates may apply for the Honor Program in the fall semester of their junior year. Candidates admitted to the program must complete two 3-hour independent studies, listed below, with a thesis advisor and then write an honors thesis during their senior year. Students who complete the thesis will graduate with the designation of “Honors” on their degrees.

  • AAS 4930 - Independent Study Credit Hours: 3.0-9.0
  • Students wishing to complete the Honors program must take a 3-hour AAS 4930 twice for a total of 6 hours, once fall semester and once spring semester of senior year.