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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  Carey Latimore, Ph.D. (Co-Director)
  Kimberlyn Montford, Ph.D. (Co-Director)


 

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