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African and African American Studies Minor

College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 20
The African American and African studies minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to promote a vigorous understanding of the worldwide historical and current experience of African Americans and people of African descent. Through its pedagogical offerings, research activities, advocacy, and community and civic engagements, the program aims to promote awareness and the advancement of the cultures and institutions of African American and African cultural communities at the local, state, national, and international levels. The courses are structured to provide a vast array of interdisciplinary, intellectual, and academic approaches to research, interpretation, and the dissemination of the multifaceted experiences and realities of the total Black global experience. The program leads initiatives to develop a seamless and tightly woven cross-disciplinary pedagogical and scholastic structure focusing on the study of African American, African, and Caribbean community life and development in the United States and the world at-large. The program, through courses, advising, seminars, lectures, and presentations, supports the academic and intellectual growth of students in an ever increasing multicultural and diverse world.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Required Courses (9 cr)
Take no more than 3 course(s) from the following:
· AAAS 1xxx
· SOC 3330 - The American Civil Rights Movement [SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
Electives (11 cr)
Courses taken that exceed the 11 credit minimum will be applicable. This area has a maximum of 12 credits. ENGL 5595 - Special Topics may apply. Consult with AAAS coordinator.
Take 11 - 12 credit(s) from the following:
· AAAS 2xxx
· AAAS 3xxx
· AAAS 4xxx
· CRIM 4340 - Race, Crime and Justice (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 1583 - Introductory Study of Major Topics in Contemporary African Literature [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3573 - Survey of African American Literature [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3574 - Reconstituting the Past in African Diaspora Literature (4.0 cr)
· FORS 3000 - AAAS 3000 Kenyan Experience (6.0 cr)
· HIST 2515 - Precolonial Africa [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3318 - Slavery, Lincoln and the Civil War (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3615 - Modern Africa (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3616 - Society and Culture in 20th-Century Africa (3.0 cr)
· MU 1005 - Jazz Studies [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· MU 2001 - Ethnic and Folk Music of the World [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· MU 2005 - African Roots of American Music [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3025 - Philosophy of Race and Racism (4.0 cr)
· POL 3525 - African Politics (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4949 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4981 - Social Movements, Protest and Change (4.0 cr)
· WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3750 - Voices of African Women [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
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