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Requirements for a Minor in African American Studies

A total of twenty-four (24) credits as follows:

  1. History 242: African American History
  2. Five additional courses chosen from the following three categories. No more than three courses are to be chosen from either category A or B, one of which must be at the 300-level. Courses regularly offered include:

A. Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Art 265: Topics in Art History (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)
  • English 224: Introduction to African American Poetry in the United States
  • English 265: Topics in English (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)
  • English 364: African American Literature
  • English 375: Topics in Postcolonial Literature
  • French 154: African Literatures of French Expression in Translation
  • French 354: African Literatures in French
  • History 105: Selected Topics in History (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)
  • History 205: Selected Topics in History (when topic is African American studies)
  • History 242: African American History
  • History 243: The Civil Rights Movement
  • History 247: The American South
  • History 305: Selected Topics in History (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)
  • History 342: Slavery in the United States
  • History 349: Black and White Women in the History of the South
  • History 405: Topics in History (when topic is African American studies)
  • Music 105: Topics in Music (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)
  • Music 118: African American Music
  • Philosophy 250: Topics in Philosophy (when topic is African American studies)
  • Philosophy 255: Philosophy of Race
  • Religious Studies 232: Social Issues in Ethical and Religious Perspective (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)
  • Religious Studies 258: Topics in the History of Religions (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)
  • Religious Studies 259: Topics in the History of Christianity (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)
  • Religious Studies 451-452: Research in Religious Studies (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)

B. Social Sciences

  • Anthropology/Sociology 211: Peoples of Sub-Sahara African and Madagascar
  • Anthropology/Sociology 331: Race and Ethnicity in American Society
  • Anthropology/Sociology 451/452: Research Seminar (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)
  • International Studies 251: Government and Politics of Africa
  • International Studies 252: The Politics of African Unity
  • International Studies 253: Ethnic Conflict in Africa
  • International Studies 265: Topics in International Studies (when topic is African American studies)
  • Political Science 200: Urban Politics and Policy
  • Political Science 230: Black Political Thought
  • Psychology 105: Special Topics in Psychology (when topic is African American studies)
  • Psychology 408: Advanced Topics (when primary focus of course is related to African American Studies)

C. Internships (as approved by the departments and chair of the African American Studies program committee) Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to complete a semester-length internship at an approved site.

  • Anthropology/Sociology 460
  • History 360/461
  • Music 460
  • Political Science 460
  • Psychology 460
  • Urban Studies 460
  • Religious Studies 460