BA - African & African Diaspora Studies

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Interdisciplinary Studies Department

    African and African Diaspora Studies, BA

    Program Information:
    The Bachelor of Arts in the AADS program is an interdisciplinary and praxis-oriented program that fosters an understanding of the global experiences of African and African-descended peoples in throughout the world. Students gain an appreciation of the diverse character of humanity, and engage in a comparative study of issues affecting Africans in the continent and the Diasporas. 

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the African and African Diaspora Studies degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. B.A. degrees require a language sequence in a single foreign language (e.g. SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, SPAN 2001, & SPAN 2002).
    2. AADS 3780 and AADS 4040 are special topics courses and can be repeated if topic is different.
    3. Regional Breadth Requirement: of the 27 credit hours taken in the Concentrations and AADS Electives: (1) at least 6 credit hours must explicitly focus on African Americans; (2) at least 6 credit hours must explicitly focus on Africa; and (3) at least three credit hours must explicitly focus on the African Diaspora in Europe, the Caribbean, South America, or Asia. Whether this requirement has been met or not is determined by the AADS coordinator or an AADS faculty advisor.
    4. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    5. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    6. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7728
    http://isd.hss.kennesaw.edu/programs
     

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community   Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes:

  1. AADS 1101 and 1102 can be taken out of order.
  2. Any of the following courses can be taken to satisfy FL 1001: FL 1001, CHNS 1001, FREN 1001, GRMN 1001, ITAL 1001, JPN 1001, KOR 1001, LATN 1001, PORT 1001, RUSS 1001, SPAN 1001. Some sections of FL 1001 may include Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, etc. which can also be taken; will count as a Free Elective.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • STAT 1107 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1190 or MATH 2202
    3
  • 4
Total: 16

Notes:

  1. AADS 1101 and 1102 can be taken out of order.
  2. FL 1002 highly recommended; Prerequisite: FL 1001. Any of the following courses can be taken to satisfy FL 1002: FL 1002, CHNS 1002, FREN 1002, GRMN 1002, ITAL 1002, JPN 1002, KOR 1002, LATN 1002, PORT 1002, RUSS 1002, SPAN 1002. Some sections of FL 1002 may include Arabic, Hebrew, Indi, etc. which can also be taken.
  3. Student cannot take AADS 1102 in this area because it is a requirement for the major.

Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 17

Note:

  1. Prerequisite: FL 1002. Any 2000 level courses from the following can be taken to satisfy this requirement: CHNS, FREN, GRMN, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LATN, PORT, RUSS, SPAN. Some sections may include Arabic, Hebrew, Indi, etc. which can also be taken.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • 3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum. Note - FL 1002 will go here unless already used in Area B-2.
    3
Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 32)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Any 3000-4000 Level AADS-Related Course. If elective course(s) is not listed in one of the three concentrations, it must be approved by AADS Coordinator.
    3
  • Related Studies Course. This could be a course not already taken from the above list of upper-division major requirements, foreign language, study abroad, internship, coop, and directed study as approved by the academic advisor.
    3
Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Any 3000-4000 Level AADS-Related Course. If elective course(s) is not listed in one of the three concentrations, it must be approved by AADS Coordinator.
    3
  • Related Studies Course. This could be a course not already taken from the above list of upper-division major requirements, foreign language, study abroad, internship, coop, and directed study as approved by the academic advisor.
    3
Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • Any 3000-4000 level AADS-related course. This could be a course not already taken from the above list of upper-division major requirements, foreign language, study abroad, internship, coop, and directed study as approved by the academic advisor.
    3
  • Related Studies Course. This could be a course not already taken from the above list of upper-division major requirements, foreign language, study abroad, internship, coop, and directed study as approved by the academic advisor.
    3
  • Related Studies Course This could be a course not already taken from the above list of upper-division major requirements, foreign language, study abroad, internship, coop, and directed study as approved by the academic advisor.
    3
  • AADS 3380 or AADS 3398 or AADS 4100
    3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • 3
Total: 18
Year 4 (Hours: 33)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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