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|
|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.
Kimberlyn Montford, Ph.D. (Director)
From the African American Studies Program.
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