In the minor students will examine the cultural, historical, economic, and political dimensions and experiences of people of African descent in America, the Caribbean, Africa, and throughout the Diaspora. Students will learn theories and methodologies that are used to examine the complex dynamics of race, class, gender, and ethnicity in America. Through this minor students are able to develop critical and analytical approaches to societal issues because such issues are addressed and delineated through a variety of academic disciplines.
Students are encouraged to do an internship as part of the minor to further enhance their education and provide them with valuable preparation for the workforce.
This is an interdisciplinary minor offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of this catalog.
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Students pursuing the minor in African and African American Studies must complete a minimum of 15 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.
Other courses, when relevant, may be able to meet this requirement with prior written approval of the director.
AFAM 490 - Internship Credits: 2-6
AFAM 499 - Independent Study Credits: 1-3
DANC 118 - World Dance Credits: 3 (May be applied to the minor when the topic is relevant to African and African American Studies.)
HIST 261 - Survey of African History Credits: 3
HIST 262 - Survey of African History Credits: 3
SOCI 332 - The Urban World Credits: 3