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2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. Africana Studies Concentration

Advisement for the major is available from the Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. Africana Studies Concentration Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)

The Fulton School of Liberal Arts offers a major in interdisciplinary studies leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. The major accommodates students who wish to develop programs of study in two or more disciplines or create a major in an area of study not offered by any traditional major at SU. This program allows students to create an individual and flexible major that is best suited to their interests or career goals. Most importantly, this program gives students the opportunity to integrate information across disciplines to help gain a more complete understanding of the chosen area of study.

Students majoring in interdisciplinary studies may choose a concentration in Africana studies. This concentration highlights Africana experiences through academic programs in anthropology, art, conflict analysis and dispute resolution, communication, English, environmental studies, geography, history, international studies, modern languages, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and social work.

  • Complete upper-level courses with grades of C or better.

  • A maximum of 15 hours of upper-level transfer credits may be accepted toward the interdisciplinary studies major.

  • Demonstrate 102-level proficiency in a foreign language.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

A. C or Better in One of the Following

B. Select One Course From:

Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)

A. Select One Course From:

B. Select One Course From:

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:

B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:

C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)

A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:

C. Select One Course From:

MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IB (Literature), IIIA (Humanities)

Complete the following:

English Course

History Course

Geography and Environment Course

Complete 1 course from the following:

* When offered with an Africana-focused topic.

Social Science Course

Politics and Conflict Course

Complete 1 course from the following:

* When offered with an Africana-focused topic.

Expression Course

Complete 1 course from the following:

* When offered with an Africana-focused topic.

Elective Courses

Complete 2 approved electives in ANTH, ART, CADR, ENGL, ENVR, GEOG, HIST, IDIS, MDFL, MUSC, PHIL, POSC, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK:

* When offered with an Africana-focused topic.

Approved Electives: ANTH 200 *, ARAB 101 ARAB 102 ART 391 *, CADR 405 *, ENGL 255 ENGL 258 ENGL 377 ENGL 378 ENGL 379 ENGL 382 ENGL 383 ENGL 470 ENVR 305 ENVR 320 ENVR 495 *, GEOG 102 GEOG 301 GEOG 303 GEOG 327  ,GEOG 399 *, HIST 215 *, HIST 314 HIST 315 HIST 340 HIST 341 HIST 387 HIST 388 HIST 440 HIST 446 IDIS 245 IDIS 280 *, MDFL 248 *, MUSC 220 MUSC 221 MUSC 222 PHIL 321 PHIL 399 *, POSC 204 *, POSC 311 POSC 450 PSYC 410 PSYC 415 SOCI 301 *, SOCI 304 SOCI 331 SOCI 339 SOWK 306 SOWK 309 SOWK 452 SOWK 489             

  • Elective Course 3-4 Hour(s) Credit: 

  • Elective Course 3-4 Hour(s) Credit: 

Capstone Requirement