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African-American Studies

Minor


College: College of Liberal Arts

Department: History

Description

Students will gain an understanding of the African American experience from ancient Africa to present-day America. Africana Studies can benefit graduates planning careers in professions where multicultural public contact is extensive, such as education, counseling, social services, medicine, government and many other fields that require a diverse understanding. Students considering this minor should contact the director of Africana Studies.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 18 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.25 or a grade of at least a “C” for each course.

Coursework Overview

Requirements:
Sem. Hrs.
   HIST 3673, African American History I
3
   HIST 3683, African American History II
3
Select one of the following:
   ENG 3643, African American Folklore
   ENG 4363, African American Literature Survey
   HIST 3853, The U.S. Civil Rights Movement
   POSC 3163, Black Politics
3
African-American Studies electives (select three of the following):
   COMS 4253, Intercultural Communications
   ENG 3643, African American Folklore
   ENG 4363, African American Literature Survey
   ENG 4383, Minority Literature
   HIST 3013, Civilizations of Africa
   HIST 3853, The U.S. Civil Rights Movement
   MMJ 4323, Race, Gender and Media
   PHIL 4773, Defining Race
   POSC 3163, Black Politics
   POSC 3213, African Political Systems
   SOC 3353, Minority Groups
   Other relevant course approved by the African-American
     Studies minor advisor in the History Department
9
Total Required Hours:
18

Please consult with your advisor if you plan on pursuing a minor in African-American Studies.