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This recommended four-year plan is designed to provide a blueprint for students to complete their degrees within four years. These plans are the recommended sequences of courses. Students must meet with their Major Advisor to develop a more individualized plan to complete their degree. This plan assumes that no developmental courses are required. If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill which are not listed in the plan and degree completion may take longer.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2020-2021 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • School Core: Language II* or Elective (HRS 4)
  • Gen Ed: GLOBAL AWARENESS – (Major: America in the World course recommended) (HRS 4)
  • Major: American Politics & Society Course (HRS 4) WI Choice
  • General Elective: Elective
  • Career Pathways: AIID 003 - CAREER PATHWAYS MODULE 3
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • Major: African-American Studies Course (HRS 4) WI Choice
  • Major: Gender & Sexuality Issues Course (HRS 4) WI Choice
  • Major: American Literature Course (HRS 4)
  • School Core: Language III* or Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Spring Semester

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Major: America in the World Course (HRS 4)
  • Major: American Artistic Expression Course (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Spring Semester

  • Major: Level 400 Requirement (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Total Credits required: 128 credits; GPA: 2.0

*If Needed   

** May Double-Count in General Ed and Major

Note:  Consult with your advisor to choose three Writing Intensive courses in your major.