African-American Studies Interdisciplinary Minor
Interdisciplinary Minor in African-American Studies
The Department of African American Studies offers a campus-wide interdisciplinary minor in African American Studies. The minor is premised on the following principles: Interdisciplinarity, the centrality of Black women and gender, the use of the Global Africa/African Diaspora as a contextualizing framework and an emphasis on black agency or self-determining activity of African peoples. A minimum grade point average of 2.33 is required for completion of courses taken in the program. The Department of African American Studies must approve a student's minor course plan.
|I. Core course requirements|
|AFRO 100||Intro to African American St||3|
|AFRO 490||Theory in African American St||3|
|or AFRO 220||Intro to Research Methods AfAm|
|AFRO 495||Senior Thesis Seminar||3|
|II. Areas of Concentration|
|A. Comparitive Race, Racialized Communities & Identities. Students must take at least one course in this area. Students may choose courses from a list in the Department office.||3-4|
|B. Cultural Production & Cultural Movements. Students must take at least one course in this area. Students may choose courses from a list in the Department office.||3-4|
|C. Political Economy, Public Policy & Contemporary Issues. Students must take at least one course in this area. Students may choose courses from a list in the Department office.||3-4|
|Elective in any of the above areas||3|
|Students must take at least one course focusing on Black Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies chosen from a list in the Department office. Students may count this course toward any of the required areas above.|
Students must not take more than 6 hours of 100-level courses. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses is required.