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Africana Studies, Popular Culture and Digital Media Concentration, B.A.

Students may, if desired, complete a Concentration in Popular Culture and Digital Media as part of the B.A. in Africana Studies.  The concentration focuses on the cultural, social, ethical, psychological, historical, and policy dimensions of the pertinent popular culture and digital media issues in the global Africana World.  The concentration requires the completion of 30 credit hours in Africana Studies courses as follows.

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

Currently Enrolled Students

  • Declaration of Major: Change of Major form accepted year-round; orientation/advising session while declaring major

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (31-32 credit hours)

For details on required General Education courses, refer to the General Education Program . The Africana Studies department offers the Global Social Science (AFRS 1501 ) and the Local Humanities (AFRS 1512 ) general education courses. These are open to all students within and outside the department. Majors may apply 6 credits from general education courses to their degree requirements.

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)

For details, refer to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Requirements at the beginning of this section.  

Restricted Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Three to four courses (9-12 credits) from the following and other AFRS courses. All topics courses, independent studies, internships, and colloquia must be approved by the Department Chair.

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 credit hours

Progression Requirements

A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required in the 30 credit hours of the Major in Africana Studies.