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The objectives of the African-American program at Fresno City
College are:

  1. To assist all students to appreciate the culture and achievements of African-Americans.
  2. To assist all students to develop an awareness and an appreciation of African culture and its influence on America.
  3. To help students learn about themselves and their heritage and promote a secure identity and motivation to achieve. 
  4. To promote the development of self-acceptance enabling students to relate to others effectively and meaningfully. 
  5. To enable students to identify with higher education and the environment, resulting in a sense of pride in their heritage and culture. 
  6. To provide training in research methods enabling students to carry out meaningful research and to discover the true needs and aspirations of the African-American community.

Total Units Required..........................................27

class units
AFRAM 1 African-American Culture 3
AFRAM 2  Cultural Adaptation of the African-American 3
AFRAM 3 African-American Art 3
AFRAM 4 African Civilization 3
AFRAM 5 The African in the New World 3
AFRAM 6 African Cultures and Languages 3
AFRAM 13 African-American Music to 1940 3
AFRAM 15 African-American Music 1940 to present 3
ENGL 1B Introduction to Study of Literature 3


Course Options: Select 3 units Units  
AFRAM 8 African-American Creative Workshop 3
AFRAM/WSTS 41 The African-American Woman 3
AFRAM 17 African-American Literature 3
AFRAM/DANCE 42 African Dance and Percussion 3
AFRAM 49 Black Gospel Choir 3
AFRAM 21/SWAHLI 1  Beginning Swahili 4
AFRAM 22/SWAHLI 2 High-Beginning Swahili 4
AFRAM 36 Contemporary Africa 3

1. An associate in arts degree will be awarded to any candidate who successfully completes 60 units. The 60 units must include associate degree requirements and at least 27 units of course work as listed
2. Associate degree requirements are listed on page 36 of this catalog. General Education requirements for transfer certification are on page 43.

Last updated: 6/24/2008 11:15:29 AM