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African American Studies Minor

The minor in African American Studies offers students an African-centered, Pan-Africanist, interdisciplinary course of study which enhances their majors. Minors can study abroad in Africa and receive practical skills in community-based work/volunteer assignments. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in the activities of the African American Cultural Center.

Requirement: 18 Credit Hours

Required:

AAST 2200 - Introduction African American Studies 3

DIVR 4020 - Capstone Seminar in Social Justice 3

ENGL 340G - Critical Studies: African American Literature 3

Women Studies :  any three (3) credit course with approval of AAST Coordinator   3

NOTE:  Students are strongly advised to select courses from a variety of disciplines to ensure a broad spectrum of learning and to seek advisement from the African American Studies Coordinator.

Select two elective courses from the following:

AAST 2000 - Contemporary African American Life 3

AAST 2250 - African American Expressive Culture 3

AAST 2500 - Africana Women Across Cultures 3

AAST 2800 - Introduction to Black Women Writers 3

AAST 300A - Selected Topics in African American Studies 3

AAST 300B - Selected Topics in African American Studies 3

AAST 300C - Selected Topics in African American Studies 3

AAST 3020 - Seminar in African American Studies 1-6

AAST 3100 - Black Leaders of the Twentieth Century 3

AAST 3200 - Study Abroad Ghana, West Africa 6

AAST 3400 - Blacks, Film and Society 3

AAST 3450 - Literature of the Black Power Movement 3

AAST 3500 - Race, Gender and Sexuality 3

AAST 4050 - The Social Meaning of Race 3

DANC 1700 - Hip Hop Dance I 2

ENGL 340H - African Writers 3

ENGL 340R - Century's End: Race and Gender at the Turn of the Twentieth Century 3

HIST 3440 - Africa to 1800 3

HIST 3665 - The Black Atlantic 3

HIST 3900 - Black Women and Men at Work 3

HIST 3990 - Slavery in World History 3

HIST 4101 - History of African American Religion 3

HIST 4650 - African American History to 1890 3

HIST 4660 - African American History Since 1890 3

PSY 3230 - African American Psychology 3

SOC 3050 - Race and Ethnicity 3