Requirements for the minor

I. Completion of 18 credit hours in the following distribution:

A. Completion of at least 9 hours from the core curriculum:

Course ID Course Title
AFAM-1310  Introduction to African American Studies 
ANTH-3427 Race in America (also listed SOCI-3327) 
COMM-3327 Topics in Black Media Studies
ENGL-2373 African American Literature 
HIST-1300 The African Experience 
HIST-1370 The African American Experience Through Reconstruction 
HIST-1371 The African American Experience Since Reconstruction 
HIST-3304 Religion in African History 
HIST-3372 Black Images in Film 
MUSC-1349 African-American Music 
RELI-3482  African Religions in the Americas 

B. Completion of remaining hours from the supporting courses:

Course ID Course Title
AFAM-3310 African American Studies Internship 
COMM-3325  Special Topics in Communication Media: Race and Class in Media 
ENGL-1313 The Beginnings of American Literature: Colonization to 1900 
ENGL-1314 American Literature: Twentieth Century and Beyond
ENGL-3371  American Literature of the Nineteenth Century: The Turn of the Century 
ENGL-4423 Studies in American Literature: Harlem Renaissance
ENGL-4425 Seminar in Literary Periods: Turn-of-the-Century African American Literature
HIST-1340  Latin American Cultural Traditions 
HIST-1360  The History of the United States Through Reconstruction 
HIST-1361  The History of the United States Since Reconstruction 
HIST-3400  Gender Matters in African History 
HIST-3374 The Old South 
MUSC-1346  Jazz History and Styles 
PLSI-3352  Civil Rights and Liberties 
SOCI-3424 Crime and Criminal Justice
SOCI-3446 Punishment and Society
SPMT-1312  Sport in Society 

II. Additional guidelines for the selection of coursework:
  • At least 9 hours of the total shall be upper division courses.
  • No more than 12 hours of the coursework (including cross-listed courses) can be taken from one department to fulfill the requirements of the minor.
  • When departments offer a relevant “special topics” or “variable content” course, the Faculty Advisory Committee may designate such a course as meeting a relevant requirement for the minor.
III. All students are strongly encouraged to enroll in AFAM-1310—Introduction to African American Studies and HIST-1300—The African Experience.

*In special circumstances, students may petition the program’s Faculty Advisory Committee for an exemption to a component of the requirements for the minor.

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