African & African-American Studies
Degrees offered: B.A., B.G.S., Minor

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | African and African-American Studies
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Take a small class your first semester: UNIV 101 or a First-Year Seminar are good options.

Meet KU Core Goals 1 through 3 by the end of sophomore year.

Declare your major before the start of junior year. Majors take five AAAS elective courses at the 300 level or above.

Departmental honors are available: Consider taking AAAS 695 and completing a research project.

Take a 100-level sequence based on your interest in African, African-American, Arabic and Islamic, or Haitian studies.

Depending on your concentration, you need to take AAAS 305, 306, or 349 this year.

This is a good year to meet KU Core goals 4 and 5--check out study abroad and service learning.

Meet KU Core Goal 6 by taking either AAAS 496 or 690. The required senior seminar (AAS 550) also meets Goal 6.

This major promotes critical thinking, citizenship, and understanding of the breadth and depth of the human condition.
Sign up for a tutor group through the Academic Achievement & Access Center.
Check out the KU Summer African Language Institute.
Attend an etiquette dinner sponsored by the University Career Center.
Meet with the AAAS director of undergraduate studies to find out about majoring or minoring in AAAS.
You can earn certificates in Global Awareness, Service Learning, Research Experience, and other areas.
The Kansas African Studies Center maintains an active events calendar, with films, lectures, and concerts.
Get your paper off the ground with help from the KU Writing Center.
Study a language! We encourage you to pursue KiSwahili, Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Haitian, Hausa, or Wolof.
Look into applying for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) funding to support your language study; the department has info.
This is a great major for study abroad! Check out the KU Morocco program and other study abroad opportunities.
Consider applying to graduate school or pursuing a Fulbright Scholarship for a year abroad after graduation.
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