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Program Requirements

A minor in African American Studies consists of 15 hours of course work, including a core introductory course, an African American History course, and three elective courses that have an African American emphasis. The requirements are as follows: AFRO A150; HIST A355 or HIST A356; and three additional courses, including one at the 300-level or above, chosen from the list of approved courses. Elective courses must be approved by an African American Studies faculty advisor before taking the course. A grade of C– or higher is required in each course that counts toward the minor. You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

Core Courses
AFAM A150 Survey of Culture of Black Americans
HIST A355 African American History to 1890
OR  
HIST A356 African American History after 1890
   
Elective Courses*
ANTH E310 Intro to the Cultures of Africa
CMLT C253 U.S. Black Filmmakers
EDUC H340 Education in American Culture
ENG L370 Recent Black American Writing
ENG L379 American Ethnic & Minority Literature
HIST H225/H425 Freedom Summer Study Tour of the
Civil Rights Movement in the South
HIST A355 African American History to 1890
(if not used as a core course)
HIST A356 African American History after 1890
(if not used as a core course)
MUS M375 Survey of Ethnic and Pop Music of the World
POLS Y329 Racial and Ethnic Politics in the U.S.
PSY P391 Psychology of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
SOC S317 Social Stratification/Inequality
SOC S335 Race and Ethnic Relations


African American Studies Checklist

In addition, students may petition to apply a course to the minor by demonstrating that a major portion of their work will deal directly with an African American Studies topic. The African American Studies Committee will review all such petitions. It is strongly recommended that students work closely with their professors and petition the Committee prior to taking the course.

*Elective courses must have an African American emphasis and be approved by an African American Studies advisor.

Note: Above courses are not offered every academic year; students should make every effort to take them as soon as they appear on the schedule.