This section outlines the specific requirements for every program in the College of Arts and Sciences: traditional majors, special curricula, minors, and certificate programs, so that you can investigate the full range of majors and degree options available in the college.
Special curricula are four-year degree programs structured to help you prepare for a specific application of your undergraduate program to a selected educational or career objective. To be recognized as having completed a special curriculum and to meet graduation requirements, you must complete the entire curriculum as listed, plus additional courses as necessary to reach a total of 192 hours and meet both University General Education Requirements and the Arts and Sciences degree requirements. Should you elect not to fulfill the special curriculum, you must complete all requirements for another major to graduate.
Majors are arranged alphabetically by department and are listed by complete name (e.g., Forensic Chemistry).
Students completing the major program receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in African American studies. Courses include communications, education, political science, psychology, social sciences, art, literature, and music as they reflect and provide insight into the African American experience.
Students can also work in close collaboration with their advisors in developing other focal areas in a range of fields including: Health and Human Services, Business Administration, African Studies, Social Work, Rural Sociology, Broadcasting, Journalism, and Multimedia Studies.
The minimum grade-point average for graduation is a 2.0 (C) in all courses attempted. A grade of C is also required in each major course.
Advising is an essential element in the African American Studies Program. Each student works closely with a faculty member whose expertise and interests are related to the student's academic pursuits.
The requirements for a major consist of 56 quarter hours, including:
AAS 100 First-year Collloquium 2 AAS 101 African American History I 4 or AAS 202 African American History II 4 AAS 106 Intro to Afr. Amer. Studies 4 AAS 300 Research Methods 4 AAS 400 Senior Capstone Seminar 4 One course from: AAS 110 Intro to African Amer. Lit. 4 AAS 150 Intro to Black Media 5 AAS 180 Intro to Afr. Amer. Educ. 4
Within the 56 hours, at least 28 must be in one of two focal areas -- either social sciences or arts and humanities. The focal area must include at least one course from four of the groups below and at least 16 hours at or above the 300 level.
History AAS 225 Hist. of the Black Worker 4 AAS 235 Comp. Neocolonialism 4 AAS 254 History of Injustice in U.S. 5 AAS 340 The Black Community in Post-WWII 4 AAS 364 Comp. Study of Injustice 4 Sociology/Psychology AAS 341 African Amer. Personality 4 AAS 345 The Black Woman 4 AAS 430 Soc. Theories of Underdevelopment 4 AAS 440 The Black Child 5 AAS 482 The Black Family 4 Political Science AAS 360 Black Politics in U.S. 4 AAS 368 Black Political Thought 4 AAS 370 Urban Violence 4 AAS 430 Soc. Theories of Underdevelopment4 Economics AAS 432 Third World Natl. Mvts. 4 AAS 460 Social Processes: 4 Third World Urbanization Education AAS 380 Seminar in African American Educ 4
Literature (African American) AAS 210 African Amer. Lit. I 4 AAS 211 African Amer. Lit. II 4 AAS 310 Contemporary African American Literature 4 AAS 311 African American Lit.: Special topics 4 AAS 411 Literature Seminar 4 Literature (Intercultural) AAS 315 Literature of West Africa 4 AAS 316 Literature of South Africa 4 AAS 317 Caribbean Literature 4 Arts AAS 250 Found. of African Amer. Arts and Culture 4 AAS 350 African American Arts and Artists 4 Music AAS 355 History of African Amer. Music I: Slavery to 1926 4 AAS 356 History of African American Music II: 1926 to Present 4 AAS 357 Black Music Seminar I 3 Media AAS 352 Blacks in Contemporary Cinema 4 AAS 353 Survey of Black Independent Cinema 4
The minor in African American Studies is available to all undergraduate students regardless of major. The requirements consist of a minimum of 28 hours of coursework in one of two options: the minor concentration or the interdisciplinary minor. The minor concentration in either the social sciences or the arts and humanities consists of a minimum of 28 hours, including at least 20 hours in the chosen area, AAS 101 African American History I or AAS 202 African American History II, and AAS 106 Introduction to African American Studies.
The interdisciplinary concentration requires at least one course from each of the two focal areas, at least two additional courses at the junior or senior level, AAS 101 African American History I or AAS 202 African American History II, and AAS 106 Introduction to African American Studies.
See International Studies.
Anthropology may be defined broadly as the scientific study of humankind. This discipline has two major foci: humans as biological organisms and as cultural beings. This department concentrates on three of Anthropology's subfields: biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology. Anthropology is a holistic, comparative, and functional discipline that provides a broad framework through which human activities, adaptations, and changes may be meaningfully interpreted in time and in space. Much of anthropology deals with non-Western cultures.
If you are interested in becoming a professional anthropologist, you can prepare for graduate school in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The anthropology major offers training in the methods and results of cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and anthropological archaeology.
Major requirements for the B.A. in anthropology include:
ANTH 101 Intro to Cultural Anth. 5 ANTH 201 Intro to Biological Anth. 5 ANTH 202 Intro to World Archaeology 5
4 hours of cultural anthropology selected from
ANTH 345 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 4 ANTH 348 Education: Cross-Cultural Perspectives 4 ANTH 349 Life History 4 ANTH 350 Economic Anthropology 4 ANTH 351 Political Anthropology 4 ANTH 355 Medical Anthropology 4 ANTH 357 Anthroplogy of Religion 4 ANTH 366 Cultures of the Americas 4 ANTH 371 Ethnology 4 ANTH 372 Cultures of the World 4 ANTH 373(*) Perspectives in Anthropology 4 ANTH 375 Culture and Personality 4 ANTH 376 Culture Contact and Change 4 ANTH 377 Peasant Communities 4 ANTH 381 Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa 4 ANTH 383 Cultures of Latin America 4 ANTH 385 Cultures of Southeast Asia 4 ANTH 386 Problems in Southeast Asian Anthropology 4 ANTH 387 Pacific Island Cultures 4 ANTH 460 Kinship 4 ANTH 472 History of Anthropological Thought 4 ANTH 494A Seminar in Cultural Anthropology 4 ANTH 494D(*) Seminar in Human Ecology 4
4 hours of biological anthropology selected from
ANTH 373(*) Perspectives in Anthropology 4 ANTH 391 Primate Social Org. 4 ANTH 492 Human Evolution 4 ANTH 494B Seminar in Biological Anthropology 4 ANTH 496 Human Diversity 4
4 hours of archaeological anthropology from
ANTH 361 North American Prehistory 4 ANTH 363 Gender in Prehistory 4 ANTH 364 Near East Prehistory 4 ANTH 367 South American Prehistory 4 ANTH 370 Mexican/Central American Prehistory 4 ANTH 373(*) Perspectives in Anth. 4 ANTH 378 Human Ecology 4 ANTH 452 Anthropological Archeology 4 ANTH 455(*) Seminar in Methodology and Field Research 4 ANTH 465 Field School in Ohio Archeology 5 - 10 ANTH 494C Seminar in Archeological Anthropology 4 ANTH 494D(*) Seminar in Human Ecology 4
28 additional hours in anthropology, of which 8 hours must be at the 400 level divided between two of the three main areas above
* when topic is appropriate
You are required to select an advisor from the anthropology faculty; your advisor will help you design an individualized course of study. As your interest shifts, you may change advisors. Nonanthropology courses can be declared as anthropology credit toward the major with your advisor's permission; for example, an interest in ethnoenvironmental and plant biology may lead to environmental and plant biology courses counting as part of an anthropology major. At least 43 hours must be in departmental anthropology courses. You are encouraged to take courses in fields related to anthropology. Courses in environmental and plant biology, biological sciences, geology, geography, history, linguistics, international studies, mathematics, psychology, and sociology may be recommended for students interested in particular specialties.
A minor in anthropology is available if you wish to add a dimension of non-Western cultures to your education. Requirements for a minor in anthropology are
ANTH 101 Intro to Cultural Anth. 5 ANTH 201 Intro to Biological Anth. 5 or ANTH 202 Intro to Anthropological Archaeology 5
(Both ANTH 201 and 202 are recommended.)
and 16 additional hours in anthropology (including 4 hours at 400 level and 4 additional hours at the 300 or 400 level)
See School of Art in the College of Fine Arts section for information about selective admission requirements. To earn the B.A. degree in art from the College of Arts and Sciences requires special permission. Inquire at the College of Arts and Sciences Student Affairs Office.
See International Studies or East Asian Studies Certificate Program.
See Physics and Astronomy.
University Advancement and Computer Services revised this file (http://www.ohiou.edu/catalog/01-02/colleges/majors.htm) on October 4, 2002.
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