“A people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey
African American Studies
Minor in AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
The minor in African American Studies recognizes an attempt to compress the unique and diverse experiences of the African American into a manageable and definable program of study. Viewed from the cross-disciplinary perspective, the African American Studies minor is concerned with providing a comprehensive and honest picture of the life and institutions of the American people of African ancestry and of their role in the development of the United States. The person who completes the African American Studies minor will have enlarged perspectives and increased awareness of diverse cultures; these are skills well-suited for jobs in governmental departments and agencies and with private organizations. As a related minor on any teacher certification program, African American Studies should add new dimensions to classroom teaching.
The minor in African American Studies (reference number 305) requires a minimum of 21 semester hours.
- All Required courses (12 hours)
- 9 hours of restricted electives: taught by the AFAM Faculty and/or from the cross-listed
- No more than 6 hours in any one department. All exceptions must be approved in advance by the director of the African American Studies Program.
AFAM 190: African American Experience
AFAM 358 or 359: Blacks in American History to 1877/Since 1877
AFAM 377: African American Folklife
AFAM 393: African American Literature
**AFAM Electives taught by AFAM Faculty are available from the following list:
AFAM 350: Peoples and Cultures of America
AFAM 360: History of Africa
AFAM 368: African Governments and Politics
AFAM 410: African American Music
AFAM 466: Geography of Africa
AFAM 480: Directed Independent Study in African American Topics
AFAM 490: African American Seminar
**Also, one can satisfy the Minor from the following cross-listed courses:
COMM 363, 463
FLK 280, 400
PS 220, 326, 327, 373
RELS 202, 324
SOCL 100, 240, 260, 350, 355, 362, 375
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