Honors program

Goal

The Africana Studies Honors Program provides opportunities for exceptional achievement in the Africana Studies major. The goal is to deepen the understanding of self-motivated students in the interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies. YOU DO NOT NEED ADDITIONAL CREDIT HOURS  TO COMPLETE AFRS HONORS.

 

AFRS Honors Admission Requirements

  • Declare Africana Studies major.
  • Completion of a minimum of 6 hours of AFRS courses with at least a B grade in each.
  • GPA of at least 3.25 in all Africana Studies courses counted toward the major and taken at UNC Charlotte.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 for all course work at UNC Charlotte.

 

AFRS Honors Graduation Requirements

To graduate with Honors in Africana Studies and have this accomplishment entered on your transcript, you must:

1.  Comply with all of the requirements for a major in Africana Studies (www.africana.uncc.edu).

2. Complete a minimum of two honors courses (3 credit-hour each) as follows:

(a). Either Research Methods Honors (AFRS 3290-H) or African Diaspora Theory Honors (AFRS 4010-H) with a minimum grade of B; and

(b). Senior Honors Project/Thesis (AFRS 4790) that leads to a research, creative, and/or

community engagement project/thesis. An A grade is required for the project/thesis.

3. The honors project/thesis product may be in form of written (a minimum of 20-page paper), digital (e.g., web-based), database  development, or a creative work. The product must show

evidence that the honors project/thesis is driven by the quest to solve an applied problem, or

develop a better understanding of a theoretical or practical issue. For more details, see the AFRS Honors Procedures (www.africana.uncc.edu).

4. GPA of at least 3.25 in all Africana Studies courses counted toward the major and taken at UNC Charlotte.

5. For more details, refer to the AFRS Honors Brochure

 

For more information, contact Dr. Akin Ogundiran at ogundiran@uncc.edu; 704-687-5161.