For purposes of meeting program requirements, all nine-credit general education (foundation) courses will count as six credits towards the major or minor.
Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary (Linked) BA
The African Studies program is an Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA program. African studies majors must take a second major (co-major) in another department/discipline in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or with kinesiology and health science or psychology in the Faculty of Health. Students must take at least 36 credits in the African Studies program and at least 36 credits in the co-major according to the requirements and regulations specified by each department/discipline for an Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA program. Courses taken to meet African studies requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the departmental major. Students in these interdisciplinary programs must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000 level, including at least six credits in African studies and six credits in the departmental major. For further details of requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA programs.
Note: in a double major program, a course may count only once toward major credit.
Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.
Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00.
General education: 24 credits of general education chosen from approved courses in humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science and social science, including a minimum of six credits in each of humanities, natural science and social science.
Major credits: the 36 credits in African studies must include the following:
24 credits chosen from the list of African studies courses;
six credits in African studies at the 4000 level.
Upper-level credits: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level.
Credits outside the major: students who are completing this program are deemed to fulfill this requirement.
Honours Minor BA
The Honours Minor BA program described may be combined with any approved Honours BA program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies or Science and Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.
Note: in a major/minor program, a course may count only once toward major credit or minor credit.
Minor credits: the Honours Minor in African studies comprises at least 30 credits including the following: