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Students in the history area must take, as one of their ten major courses, one of the following methods courses:
- HIST 481 - Research & Methods: Senior Research Methods in History 3 Credit(s)
Social Science Specialization
Students in the social science area must take, as two of their ten major courses, a theory course and a methods course in one of the social sciences. Courses on the following list are approved for this requirement; students wishing to use other courses to meet the requirement should first seek the approval of the department chairperson.
- SOCIOL 202 - Methods of Sociological Research 3 Credit(s)
- ECON 201 - Microeconomic Theory 3 Credit(s)
- SOCIOL 201 - Sociological Theory 3 Credit(s)
Introductory Course (3 Credits):
- AFRSTY 111 - African-American History II 3 Credit(s)
Electives (27 Credits):
Take nine electives from courses offered through Africana Studies and approved courses from other departments.
Students in the major must specialize in the area of humanities, history, or social science. At least five of the electives taken must be in the student’s area of specialization and at least one course must be taken in the other two areas.
At least three courses must be at the 300-level or higher.
No more than three courses from other departments may be applied toward this requirement.
Africana Studies Minor
Complete 18 credits from six courses including two introductory courses and four electives.
Pass/fail: No more than one course taken pass/fail may be applied toward the minor.
Residency: At least four courses applied toward the minor must be completed at UMass Boston.
Africana Studies Department
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College of Liberal Arts
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