Minor in African-American Studies (21 credits)

Program Overview

The African-American studies minor offers a broad curriculum dedicated to the study of Black life in the Americas and the Diaspora from 1350 to the present. The African-American studies program develops and coordinates an interdisciplinary curriculum. Its objectives are to encourage all students and faculty to examine the African-American experience, to facilitate a cultural and intellectual atmosphere on campus that will be favorable to such studies, and to develop a program of research and community service. The program also has a "nationally recognized" African-American lecture series, featuring nationally and internationally known scholars in the field of Black studies.

The African-American studies director is located in Marcus White 101. In addition to the ongoing lecture series, the program also hosts the traditional celebration of Black History Month during February with rich and diverse activities such as a film series, art exhibits, and student debating contests.

AFAM 110 Introduction to African-American Studies 3
HIST 369 African-American History 3
HIST 469 African-Americans in the 20th Century 3
PHIL 360 African-American Philosophy 3
and 9 credits from any of the following:   
HIST 497 African History Through Film  3
HIST 497 African-American Women's History 3
HUM 490 African Civilization: A Voyage into the Past and Present 3
REL 361 African-American Religion 3
ART 100 Search in Art 3
ENG 212 African-American Literature 3
ENG 345 Modern African-American Literature 3
CRM 478 Gender, Race, and Crime 3
SOC 322 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
ANTH 200 Dimensions of Diversity and Inequality 3
ANTH 352 Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity 3
ANTH 401 City Life & Culture 3
ANTH 420 African Diaspora Archaeology 3
ANTH 424 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 3
PHIL 100 Search in Philosophy 3
HIST 100 Search in History 3
HIST 395 Topics in History 3
PSY 430 Psychology of Diversity 3
COMM 320 History of African-American Speakers 3
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