Academic Program

Undergraduate Program (Majors & Minors)

AADS Major:

The AADS Major Program prepares students for leadership in general, and it is an excellent foundation for graduate and professional study. The AADS Program is committed to offering its majors an academically challenging curriculum coupled with a strong foundation of liberal arts education. We also offer a concentration in Cultural Arts with the major program.

AADS Major encompasses a total of 6 required classes (18 credit hours) and 4 related courses or related electives (12 credit hours), which equates to a 30 credit hours total to complete it.

AADS Minor:

The AADS Program offers an 18 credit hour minor to further enhance interested students’ undergraduate studies.

Adding an AADS Major or Minor:

To add or change your major / minor, fill out the UNCG online change form here.


 

Requirements for AADS Major:

In addition to completing all General Education Core Requirements (GEC)GEC Marker Requirements, and College of Arts and Sciences Requirements (CAR),* AADS majors must:

  1. Complete the 18 credit hour core requirement:
    • ADS: 201, 210, 315, 410 (All four courses are required)
    • ENG: 374 or 376 or ADS: 376
    • HIS: 301 or 389 or ADS: 356
  2. For the Cultural Arts Concentration requirements:
    • ADS: 200, 310, 330, 350 (3 out of 4)
    • ADS: 400
  3. Complete 12 credit hours of additional AADS and related area courses:
    • African American & African Diaspora Studies (ADS): 200, 260, 300, 305, 310, 320, 325, 330, 351, 400, 492, and 554
    • Art History (ARH): 112, 211, 370, and 371
    • Anthropology (ATY): 325, 355, and 440
    • Dance (DCE): 132, 232 and 332
    • English (ENG): 315
    • History (HIS): 203, 204, 302, 306, 399, 502, 524, and 581
    • Music (MUS): 214
    • Philosophy (PHI): 121
    • Political Science (PSC): 391
    • Religion (REL): 229
    • Sociology (SOC): 222, 327, 364, 390, and 425
    • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS): 333

*GEC, CAR, and GEC Marker links refer to the current Undergraduate Bulletin. Students who entered prior to this year may have different requirements and should verify these through their catalogue or with an advisor. 

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Requirements for AADS Minor:

  1. Complete the 6 credit hour core requirement:
    • ADS: 201 & 210
  2. Complete 12 hours from additional AADS and related courses or related electives:
    • African American & African Diaspora Studies (ADS): 200, 260, 300, 305, 310, 320, 325, 330, 351, 400, 492, and 554
    • Art History (ARH): 112, 211, 370, and 371
    • Anthropology (ATY): 325, 355, and 440
    • Dance (DCE): 132, 232 and 332
    • English (ENG): 315
    • History (HIS): 203, 204, 302, 306, 399, 502, 524, and 581
    • Music (MUS): 214
    • Philosophy (PHI): 121
    • Political Science (PSC): 391
    • Religion (REL): 229
    • Sociology (SOC): 222, 327, 364, 390, and 425
    • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS): 333

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Archive of AADS Related Courses

  • African American & African Diaspora Studies (ADS) : 200, 260, 300, 305, 306, 310, 312, 315, 320, 325, 330, 350, 351, 355, 370, 376, 390, 400, 410, 492, 493, 554
  • Art History (ARH): 112, 211, 370, and 371
  • Anthropology (ATY): 325, 355, and 440
  • Dance (DCE): 132, 232 and 332
  • English (ENG): 202, 209, and 315
  • History (HIS): 203, 204, 302, 306, 399, 502, 524, and 581
  • Music (MUS): 214
  • Philosophy (PHI): 121
  • Political Science (PSC): 391
  • Religious Studies (REL): 229
  • Sociology (SOC): 222, 327, 364, 390, and 425
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS): 333

For quick reference to see if these classes are offered for the upcoming semester, use the UNCG Course Offerings search engine.