African and African-American Studies Minor

Coordinator: Associate Professor Longmire-Avital

Advisory Program Faculty

Professor: Irons

Associate Professors: Knight, Ward-Johnson

Assistant Professors: Blake, Carew, Dyce, Idris, Sells-Marcus, Williams

Lecturer: Reid

This program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of African, African-American and other African diasporic experiences, connecting the past with the present. The program is highly recommended for students majoring in education, human service studies, psychology, sociology and anthropology, political science and policy studies, English, history, international studies, communications, public health studies and other programs leading to work with African and African-descended peoples. Through connected study, the student not only takes a fresh approach to learning, but also develops an individualized study plan.

The minor requires a minimum of 20 credit hours, including a foundation seminar course in Black studies. While not required, students are encouraged to also participate in a high impact experiential learning opportunity. Internships, study abroad, independent study, and undergraduate research focusing on African, African-American and other African diasporic experiences are all options for minors. To satisfy minor requirements, students must select courses from at least two departments. At least one course must focus on the African experience and another on the African-American experience. Students, who take a course that connects the African and African-American experiences, may obtain approval from the program coordinator to have the course count in both areas.

Up to 12 semester hours of study abroad courses that emphasize African and African-American subject matter may count for the minor with the approval of the program coordinator. Students should be aware that to study abroad, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required; some international programs require a higher GPA.

Minor Requirements:

Twenty semester hours selected from the following general courses: 20 sh

ARH 3410ISSUES IN AFRICAN ART

4 sh

COR 4040AFRICANS AND AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

4 sh

COR 4050PRISON NATION: DECONSTRUCTING THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

4 sh

COR 4530RECLAIMING DEMOCRACY

4 sh

COR 4540DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: BUILDING CULTURAL COMPETENCY

4 sh

COR 4570FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD: EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARITY

4 sh

ENG 2360AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSICAL AND LITERARY TRADITIONS

4 sh

ENG 2340CARIBBEAN LITERATURE

4 sh

ENG 2250AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE BEFORE 1945

4 sh

ENG 2260AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1945

4 sh

ENG 3300THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

4 sh

ENG 3830African Experience in Literature

4 sh

ENG 3590AFRICAN-AMERICAN NOVELS

4 sh

FRE 3063PERSPECTIVES ON THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD

4 sh

HSS 3300FATHERHOOD

4 sh

HST 1210UNRULY ORIGINS: US TO 1865

4 sh

HST 1400THEMES IN CARIBBEAN HISTORY

4 sh

HST 2420CULTURE OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH

4 sh

HST 3130MODERN AFRICA

4 sh

HST 3490COMPARATIVE SLAVERY IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD

4 sh

HST 3570AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR

4 sh

HST 3630AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 1850-PRESENT

4 sh

HST 3920NORTH AMERICAN SLAVERY

4 sh

IDS 2210SPLIT IMAGE: THE PORTRAYAL OF MINORITIES IN THE MASS MEDIA

4 sh

IDS 2220THE BLACK MAN IN AMERICA

4 sh

IDS 2240DISARMING INJUSTICE: NONVIOLENCE AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

4 sh

MUS 3420HISTORY OF JAZZ

4 sh

MUS 3404AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMPOSERS

4 sh

MUS 3421THE MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS

4 sh

PSY 3540STEREOTYPING AND PREJUDICE

4 sh

PSY 3510PSYCHOLOGY IN CULTURAL CONTEXT

4 sh

POL 3610POLITICS OF THE CARIBBEAN

4 sh

SOC 3410ETHNIC AND RACE RELATIONS

4 sh

AAA 3610-3680SEMINARS IN AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

4 sh

AAA 4985/AAA 4991INTERNSHIP IN AFRICIAN AND AFRICIAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

1-12 sh

AAA 4991INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-4 sh

AAA 4999RESEARCH IN AFRICIAN AND AFRICIAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

1-4 sh

Study Abroad Winter Term Courses

GBL 2300THE CALL OF SOUTH AFRICA

4 sh

GBL 2450BARBADOS: CULTURE, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY

4 sh

GBL 2470GHANA: WEST AFRICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

4 sh

GBL 2900GHANA: PERFORMING ARTS IN CULTURAL CONTEXT

4 sh

GBL 2970MALAWI: THE WARM HEART OF AFRICA

4 sh

Total Credit Hours: 20

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