African-American Studies Minor

Coordinator: Terry Scott

The African-American Studies program, an interdisciplinary minor, is designed to prepare students for graduate study in this and related areas. Firmly based in the liberal arts, the minor’s curriculum provides students with the opportunity to study in a systematic fashion the lives and contemporary experiences of African-American men and women. The program focuses primarily on African-Americans in the United States, but includes a series of courses on African culture, history and politics. The curriculum is structured to give students the opportunity to examine the interrelated dynamics of class, gender and race.

Requirements for the Minor (To include two courses at the 300-level or above)

Required (15 credits):

AFAM 251The African Diaspora

3.0

AFHS 257The African American Experience

3.0

 

AFEN 265African American Voices Before 20th Century

3.0

or

AFEN 266The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: 20th Century African-American Literature

3.0

or

ENGL 286Genre Studies: African American Poetry

3.0

 

AFPS 240African American Politics

3.0

or

AFPS 353Contemporary African Political Thought

3.0

 

AFAM 399Internship in African American Studies

3.0 - 6.0

Total Credit Hours:15.0

One elective course from the following:

NOTE: AFEN 265, AFEN 266, AFPS 240AFPS 353 and ENGL 286 may be used to complete this category only if the course was not used to fulfill one or more of the 12 credits listed above.

AFPS 240African American Politics

3.0

AFEN 265African American Voices Before 20th Century

3.0

AFEN 266The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: 20th Century African-American Literature

3.0

AFPY 270African American Psychological Perspectives

3.0

AFAM 299Special Topics

3.0

AFPS 301African-American Political Autobiography

3.0

AFRL 311Black Theology

3.0

AFAM 335Teaching Assistantship in African-American Studies

1.0 - 2.0

AFPS 353Contemporary African Political Thought

3.0

AFHS 424/AFHS 524Race and Racism in the United States

3.0

AFAM 470/AFAM 570African American Feminist Thought

3.0

ART 349Art of Egypt and Mesopotamia

3.0

ENGL 286Genre Studies: African American Poetry

3.0

FREN 320Francophone Women Writers

3.0

HIST 246Modern Africa, 1400-Present

3.0

HIST 358African Americans and Sports

3.0

HIST 378Blacks and American Law

3.0

PSCI 354/HON 354African Political Autobiography

3.0

PSCI 405/PSCI 505Civil Liberties

3.0

Total Credit Hours:3.0

Total Credit Hours: 18.0