African and African Diaspora Studies Major

Information on the African and African Diaspora Studies Program

Ten courses (minimum of 30 credits) are required for the major. The major consists of the following: 


I. Introductory Course

Take one of the following:

II. Nine elective courses:

Students must ensure that at least four of the electives (twelve credits) are at the 4000-level or higher and no more than three electives (nine credits) are at the 1000- or 2000-levels. Students must choose elective courses from both the humanities as well as the social or behavioral sciences and must fulfill a distribution component of at least two courses (six credits) in African studies and two courses (six credits) in African Diaspora studies. A maximum of six dance credits may count toward the major.

Students pursuing a major may complete a capstone in ADST by taking one of the following:

Africa Electives
African Diaspora Electives

The following courses do not meet the requirements for African or African Diaspora distribution credits, yet may be taken as electives by majors and minors. Students may also petition to count any African and African Diaspora studies related course currently being offered at Tulane or taken at other universities as part of their own curriculum. Such petitions will be considered by the program director in consultation with the program Executive Committee.

African Diaspora
Other Electives