Associate in Arts Degree

African American Studies                      18 Units

An Associate in Arts degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses required for the major with a grade of “C” or better.


Courses required for the major:

3 units   AFRAM 110      Introduction to African American Studies

3 units   HIST 110           History of African Civilization

3 units   HIST 122           History of African Americans in the United
 States (Pre-Colonial ~ 1865)

3 units   HIST 123           History of African Americans in the United
 States (1865 to the Present)

3 units   HUMAN 113     African American Humanities

Plus at least 3 units from the following:

3 units   AFRAM 120      Black Experience through Film

3 units   AFRAM 125      The Education of African Americans

3 units   AFRAM 226      Black Male and Female Relationships

3 units   DRAMA 110     African American Theatre

3 units   ECON 125        Economics: African American Perspective

3 units   ENGL 260A      African American Literature: 17th Century 
to 19th Century

3 units   ENGL 260B      African American Literature: 19th Century to Present

3 units   POLSC 225      Dynamics of African American Politics in America

3 units   PSYCH 140      Psychology of African Americans

3 units   SOCIO 225      Sociology of African Americans

3 units   LARAZ-110      Introduction to LaRaza Studies

3 units   LARAZ 113       Introduction to Analysis of American 
Political Institutions

3 units   LARAZ-125      Latin American History