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B.A. in Africana Studies

Course Requirements

Africana Studies B.A. Course Requirements

Honors in Africana Studies

Africana Studies majors with outstanding records are eligible and strongly encouraged to apply to participate in the College's honors program.

Honors students in Africana Studies are expected to complete a research paper (or an equivalent project in the visual, performing or studio arts) of exceptional quality, while working in consultation with a faculty advisor. Africana Studies majors with a 3.25 GPA in Africana Studies-required courses and a 3.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to submit a proposal for a six semester hours honors project. Students seeking honors will need to secure a faculty advisor and apply to the program director in writing by spring registration of their junior year. Students work on their honors project during their senior year. Transfer students without established GPAs at Rhode Island College may be considered for honors eligibility on the basis of their transcripts from their previous institutions. Students who will require funding to complete their independent Honors research may be eligible for an award from the Anne & Bob De Stefano Undergraduate Research Program. For more information on awards please visit the honors website, or for more information about the Africana Studies Program's honors process please contact the Director of Africana Studies as soon as possible and no later than three semesters before graduation from Rhode Island College.

Past Theses

Chuck Galli (2009). Hip-hop Futurism: Remixing Afrofuturism and the Hermeneutics of Identity [Advisor, P. Khalil Saucier).​​

Page last updated: September 01, 2020