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. 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. For more information, visit the office of the Director of African-American Studies at Willard-DiLoreto W304-04.

Requirements: (18 credits)

Required Courses

AFAM 110Introduction to African-American Studies

3

PHIL 360/AFAM 360African-American Philosophy

3

and 12 credits from any of the following:

AFAM 111/PS 111Race and Ethnicity in US and Global Politics

3

AFAM 263The History & Culture of African Americans to 1900

3

AFAM 264The History & Culture of African Americans Since 1900

3

ANTH 200/AFAM 200Dimensions of Diversity and Inequality

3

ANTH 352Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity

3

ANTH 401City Life & Culture

4

ANTH 420African Diaspora Archaeology

4

ANTH 424Peoples and Cultures of Africa

4

CRM 245Diversity and Criminal Justice

3

ENG 212/AFAM 212African-American Literature

3

ENG 345/AFAM 345Modern African-American Literature

3

PSY 430Intergroup Relations

3

REL 361/AFAM 361African-American Religion

3

Note: Search or Special Topics courses are subject to approval by the Director of the African-American Studies minor.

Total Credit Hours: 18