African-American Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (18 credits)
The minor in African-American studies exposes students to a program of study concerning African-American culture, life and history in the United States. By exposing students to an interdisciplinary study of African Americans (encompassing history, political science, sociology, literature, music and anthropology), the minor is intended to educate students on how African-Americans helped shape American history and culture and continue to transform it today. The minor also emphasizes the relevance of Africa in understanding the attitudes, circumstances and experiences of African-Americans. The coure course AFAM 2001 Introduction to African-American Studies, will ground students in the fundamentals of interdisciplinary study. In the electives, the students will learn that the African-American experience is not only an integral part of the United States experience but also integral to understanding the world at large.
Required Course (3 credits)
- AFAM 2001 Introduction to African-American Studies
Select Elective Courses (12 credits)
Choose four of the 3-credit courses below to include at least one each from history, literature and sociology.
- HIST 2350 Colonial & Revolutionary America
- HIST 2351 The United States in the Early Republic
- HIST 2352 Civil War & Reconstruction
- MUSIC 1021 Popular Music and Jazz
- SOCI 3357 Sociology of the African-American Family
- SOCI 3358 Sociology of the Black Church
- SOCI 3359 Sociology of Race, Rap & Religion
Related Elective Courses (3 credits)
Choose any one of the 3-credit courses below:
- ANTH 2335 African Peoples & Culture
- COMM 2866 Women & Minorities in Media
- HIST 2202 Intro to African History
- HIST 2402 Atlantic Worlds
- HIST 4205 Seminar: Race and Empire
- LITS 3071 Contemporary African Lit & Culture
Note: If a required course is unavailable, contact Prof. Singer to discuss possible substitution.