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.

History

Literature

Music

Sociology

Related Elective Courses (3 credits)
Choose any one of the 3-credit courses below:

Note: If a required course is unavailable, contact Prof. Singer to discuss possible substitution.

 

Contact:

Professor Katie Singer
973-443-8732
ksinger@fdu.edu

Departments: