Undergraduate Minor

Overview & Requirements

The Department of African American Studies offers a campus-wide interdisciplinary minor. African American Studies' minor is premised on the following principles: Interdisciplinary, the centrality of Black women and gender, the use of the Global Africa/African Diaspora as a contextualizing framework and an emphasis on black agency or the self-activity of African peoples. A minimum grade point average of 2.33 is required for completion of courses taken in the program. The Department of African-American Studies must approve a student's minor course plan.

Hours Requirements
I. Core course requirements
3 AFRO 100–Intro to African American Studies
3 AFRO 490–Africana Theories or AFRO 220–Intro to Research Methods
3 AFRO 495–Senior Thesis Seminar
II. Areas of Concentration
3-4 A. Comparative Race, Racialized Communities & Identities
Students must take at least one course in this area. Students may choose courses from a list in the African American Studies office.
3-4 B. Cultural Production & Cultural Movements
Students must take at least one course in this area. Students may choose courses from a list in the African American Studies office.
3-4 C. Political Economy, Public Policy & Contemporary Issues
Students must take at least one course in this area. Students may choose courses from a list in the African American Studies office.
3 Elective in any of the above areas
21 Total

Students must not take more than 6 hours of 100-level courses. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses is required. At least one course in the minor must focus on Black Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Courses

Comparative Race, Racialized Communities & Identities

AFRO 101 Black America, 1619-Present
AFRO 102 Researching the African American Experience
AFRO 103 Black Women in the Diaspora
AFRO 199 Undergraduate Open Seminar

AFRO 225 Race and Ethnicity
AFRO 275 African American History to 1877
AFRO 276 African American History Since 1877
AFRO 281 Constructing Race in America
AFRO 282 Displaced Peoples of Latin America
AFRO 287 African American Women
AFRO 290 African American Urban History Since 1917
AFRO 298 Special Topics in African American Studies

AFRO 372 Class Politics and the Black Community
AFRO 378 Race and Revolutions
AFRO 383 History of Black Women’s Activism
AFRO 398 Special Topics in African American Studies

AFRO 407 Slavery and Race in Latin America
AFRO 411 African American Psychology
AFRO 415 Africana Feminisms
AFRO 453 Plantation Societies in the Americas
AFRO 460 Slavery in the United States
AFRO 465 Race, Sex, and Deviance
AFRO 466 Race and Science
AFRO 474 Black Freedom Movements, 1955-Present
AFRO 476 The South in American History
AFRO 491 Methodology in African American Studies
AFRO 498 Special Topics in African American Studies

Cultural Production & Cultural Movements

AFRO 101 Black America, 1619-Present
AFRO 102 Researching the African American Experience
AFRO 103 Black Women in the Diaspora
AFRO 105 Black Literature in America
AFRO 199 Undergraduate Open Seminar

AFRO 211 Introduction to African American Film
AFRO 224 Humanist Perspectives of the African American Experience
AFRO 226 Black Women in Contemporary US Society
AFRO 231 Lang Differences and Disorders: American Persp
AFRO 259 African American Literature I
AFRO 260 African American Literature II
AFRO 261 Introduction to the African Diaspora
AFRO 298 Special Topics in African American Studies

AFRO 340 Dancing Black Popular Culture
AFRO 342 Black Men and Masculinities
AFRO 372 Class Politics and the Black Community
AFRO 373 African American Cultural Politics at mid-20th Century
AFRO 381 Black Women and Film
AFRO 383 History of Black Women’s Activism
AFRO 398 Special Topics in African American Studies

AFRO 400 African Diasporic Literature of the Americas
AFRO 415 Africana Feminisms
AFRO 435 Commodifying Difference
AFRO 491 Methodology in African American Studies
AFRO 498 Special Topics in African American Studies

Political Economy, Public Policy & Contemporary Issues

AFRO 101 Black America, 1619-Present
AFRO 102 Researching the African American Experience
AFRO 103 Black Women in the Diaspora
AFRO 199 Undergraduate Open Seminar

AFRO 201 US Racial and Ethnic Politics
AFRO 226 Black Women in Contemporary US Society
AFRO 243 Pan-Africanism
AFRO 290 African American Urban History Since 1917
AFRO 298 Special Topics in African American Studies

AFRO 310 Race and Cultural Diversity
AFRO 315 African American Politics
AFRO 342 Black Men and Masculinities
AFRO 372 Class Politics and the Black Community
AFRO 380 Black Women’s History and Cultures
AFRO 398 Special Topics in African American Studies

AFRO 410 Hate Crimes
AFRO 415 Africana Feminisms
AFRO 421 Racial and Ethnic Families
AFRO 465 Race, Sex, and Deviance
AFRO 491 Methodology in African American Studies
AFRO 498 Special Topics in African American Studies

Global Interconnections: Black Transnationalism & the African Diaspora

AFRO 103 Black Women in the Diaspora

AFRO 243 Pan-Africanism
AFRO 261 Introduction to the African Diaspora
AFRO 282 Displaced Peoples of Latin America

AFRO 400 African Diasporic Literature of the Americas
AFRO 407 Slavery and Race in Latin America
AFRO 415 Africana Feminisms
AFRO 453 Plantation Societies in the Americas

Black Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

AFRO 103 Black Women in the Diaspora

AFRO 226 Black Women in Contemporary US Society
AFRO 287 African American Women

AFRO 342 Black Men and Masculinities
AFRO 380 Black Women’s History and Culture
AFRO 381 Black Women and Film
AFRO 383 History of Black Women’s Activism

AFRO 415 Africana Feminisms
AFRO 435 Commodifying Difference
AFRO 465 Race, Sex, and Deviance

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