Major Code: AFS
BA degree awarded
36 hours to complete
9-12 courses required
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A minimum of 36 hours. Six courses with wholly African content. The remainder must have 1/3 to 1/2 African content (see for approved courses). Courses taken through study abroad that meet these content requirements are acceptable if approved by the director of undergraduate studies. Sixteen credit hours of courses on an approved program may count. Majors take one each from the following options: (1) AFS 263 or 280; (2) AFS 221, 364, 367 or 282; and (3) AFS 490S WR.

Majors demonstrate competence (through the 102 level) in a language other than English that is widely used in Africa. Eligible languages taught at Emory include French, Portuguese, and Arabic. Students who wish to use an African language may petition to demonstrate competence through testing.