African-American Studies Minor

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.

Requirements: (21 credits)

Required Courses

AFAM 110Introduction to African-American Studies

3

HIST 369African-American History

3

PHIL 360African-American Philosophy

3

Total Credit Hours:12

and 9 credits from any of the following:

ANTH 200/AFAM 200Dimensions of Diversity and Inequality

3

ANTH 352Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity

3

ANTH 401City Life & Culture

3

ANTH 420African Diaspora Archaeology

3

ANTH 424Peoples and Cultures of Africa

3

ART 100Search in Art

3

CRM 245Diversity and Criminal Justice

3

ENG 212/AFAM 212African-American Literature

3

ENG 345/AFAM 345Modern African-American Literature

3

HIST 100Search in History

3

HIST 395Topics in History

3

HUM 490

PHIL 100Search in Philosophy

3

PSY 430Intergroup Relations

3

REL 361African-American Religion

3

SOC 322Race and Ethnic Relations

4

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 21