Major name:

African American Studies


DUGS Name & Contact Information:

Professor Nicholas Brown

Director of Undergraduate Studies


Major Advisor Name & Contact Information:



Students working on their Honors Capstone project can enroll in the following course(s):

Course number

Course Name                      

Number of Hours

Required for major

Elective in major

Required to earn Departmental Honors

When to enroll

AAST 390

Senior Seminar in African American Studies 





Second semester of capstone


Requirements for Departmental/College/Major honors:

To be considered for Departmental Distinction, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.00, a GPA of 3.50/4.00 in all African American studies courses, and meet all course requirements for a major in African American Studies.


To be eligible for High or Highest Distinction, the student must have a grade point average of 3.75/4.00 in all African American studies courses. In addition, eligible students must submit a final project for departmental review that demonstrates excellent work and must make a seminar presentation on this project to a session of African American Studies majors and faculty. The determination of high or highest distinction will be made by the faculty on the basis of the grade point average, the project, and the presentation.


Department/College Presentation Options (e.g. research days):

Senior Seminar in African American Studies