African-American Studies, Minor

African-American studies is an interdisciplinary field of study devoted to the critical and systematic examination of the cultural, political, social, economic, and historical experiences of Africans and African-Americans throughout the hemisphere, and peoples of African descent around the world. Because African-American studies relates to numerous other fields, our minor affords you maximum flexibility. By combining study in African-American studies with experiential learning through co-op, study abroad, and/or Dialogues of Civilizations programs you can get practical experience that will give you greater flexibility upon graduation. Moreover, the reading, writing and analytical skills you will develop will prove useful and valuable in any profession.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Course

AFAM 1101Introduction to African-American Studies4


Social Sciences
Complete two of the following:8
Introduction to African-American History
Gender, Race, and Medicine
Politics of Poverty
Black Community and Social Change
Public Policy and Black America
Contemporary Issues: Race, Science, and Technology
Globalism, Racism, and Human Rights
Gender in the African Diaspora
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Complete two of the following:8
The African-American Experience through Music
Foundations of Black Culture 1
Black Popular Culture: Music, Movies, and More

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor