Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

African-American Studies Minor


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Course Requirements


African-American Studies Core (6 credits)


Select two from the following:

Four AAS Electives (12 credits)


  • Any four AAS courses at the 200/300/400-level

Total Credits Required for Minor: 18


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Program Distinction


A student in this major is eligible for Program Distinction upon degree conferral if the criteria are met. Criteria are found under Academic Honors in the Policy and Procedure section of this Catalog. Program Distinction is noted on the official transcript.

Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge of:

  • Broad thematic periodization and chronology of African history, and the place of Africa in world history
  • The parameters of the current socio-economic and cultural circumstances of the people of the African continent
  • The chronology of the socio-economic, political and cultural history of the African diaspora in the Americas, and the role of the African diaspora in the history of the Americas up to the present
  • The role of African Americans in the evolution of U.S. constitutional democracy through their struggles for inclusion
  • Major themes in the current socio-economic, political and cultural circumstances of the African diaspora in the Americas
  • Major descriptive and analytical themes in the historical role of the women of the African diaspora in the Americas, and in their current socio-economic, political and cultural circumstances
  • The major depictions - both fiction and non-fiction - of these issues

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