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African American Studies Minor


The African-American Studies minor consists of courses in history, political science, and sociology. This minor provides students opportunities to explore the history, culture, achievements, and importance of African-Americans, and the political and sociological realities that African-Americans experience.

The requirements for an African-American Studies minor are 24 credit hours.

A. Required Core Courses
POL/SOC/SW 306 Ethnic and Racial Diversity
HIS 311 History of Blacks in America to 1865
HIS 312 History of Blacks in America since 1865
HIS/POL 359 History of Civil Rights
POL 320 Afro-American Politics

B. Elective Courses
Select three electives

AH 350 Black Art
DAN 334 African-American Aesthetics
ENG 222 Introduction to African-American Literature
ENG 322 Studies in African-American Literature
HUM 332A African Humanities I
HUM 333B African Humanities II
HUM 334 African-American Aesthetics
POL 309 Ethnicity in Urban America
POL 318 Global Women’s Issues and Policies
PHL 276 Critical Thinking: Voices of the African Diaspora
RS 226 Black Religion in the Americas
RS 326 African-American Religious Thought