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, 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 Courses

AFAM 1101Introduction to African-American Studies4
AFAM 1109Foundations of Black Culture 14
AFRS 1185Gender in the African Diaspora4
AFRS 3310Applied Research in the African Diaspora4
or AFAM 4700 Advanced Seminar

Elective Course

Complete one additional course in consultation with your advisor.

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor