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SSHS: African American Studies


Co-Conveners:
David Lewis-Colman
Karl E. Johnson


About the Minor

The African-American Studies minor focuses on Africans and people of African descent within the Diaspora.  The minor/contract major is decidedly interdisciplinary, and provides an integrated, content-rich understanding from an Afrocentric world-view tracing the pre-colonial, colonial, and post colonial history of African people.  Issues of resistance, struggle toward social and political change, racism and its institutional dynamics, oppression, cultural, literary discourse and scholarship are a few of the salient topical issues.  Additionally, the minor encourages students to continue their involvement in Diasporic Studies, and to make strong contributions to an increasingly multicultural American society by remaining proactive members of their learning and outside communities.

Requirements of the Minor


Subject & Course # Title & Course Description

Required Courses:

HIST 221 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY I
HIST 222 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II
LITR 235 (was 230) AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
SOSC 202 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN STUDIES
SOSC 308 AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT
ELECTIVES:  CHOOSE TWO COURSES FROM THE LIST
SOCIAL SCIENCES:
AMER 241 AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
HIST 324 THE AGE OF SEGREGATION
HIST 325 THE BLACK POWER YEARS
POLI 309 CIVIL RIGHTS
PSYC 231 MULTUCILTURAL PSYCYHOLOGY
PSYC 239 CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 317 PSYCHOLOGY OF RACISM
PSYC 430 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BLACK PSYCHOLOGY
SOCI 215 SOCIOLOGY OF RACE RELATIONS
SOCI 223 SOCIAL WORK AND THE INNTER CITY
SOCI 240 THE BLACK FAMILY
SOCI 303 SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE
SOSC 217 MINORITY WOMEN'S ISSUES
SOSC 352 POLITICAL LEGACY OF MALCOLM X
 
HUMANITIES AND CULTURE:
CNTP 210 BLACK EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE THEATER
CNTP 310 BLACK EXPERIENCE THROUGH MEDIA
CNTP 325 MEDIA, SPORTS AND SOCIETY
CNTP 424 AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN IN FILM
LITR 233 (was 280) HARLEM RENAISSANCE
LITR 378 (was 320) BLACK ODYSSEY
LITR 334 AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS
MUSI 202 BLACK EXPERIENCE THROUGH MUSIC
MUSI 232 THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL
MUSI 233 HISTORY OF HIP HOP AND RAP MUSIC
MUSI 237 HISTORY OF JAZZ
MUSI 345 DJ CULTURE
SOSC 188 AFRICAN AND LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE
SOSC 215 AFRICAN AMERICANS IN FILM
SOSC 330 VODOUN AND OTHER OLD AFRICAN RELIGIONS IN THE NEW WORLD
SOSC 403 TELLING LIVES: AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY VIA AUTOBIOGRAPHY
 
AFRICA AND THE WORLD DIASPORA:
AMER 310 U.S. RELATIONS TOWARD AFRICA AND ITS DIASPORA
HIST 271 ANCIENT EGYPT
HIST 286 HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA
HIST 287 CONTEMPORARY AFRICA
HIST 384 EAST AFRICAN HISTORY
HIST 385 THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA
LITR 277 (was 228) SURVEY OF AFRICAN LITERATURE
MUSI 204 AFRICAN DIASPORA: SOUTH AMERICA
MUSI 205 AFRICAN DIASPORA: NORTH AMERICA
SOSC 302 THIRD WORLD WOMEN
SOSC 310 AFRICANS IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA
SOSC 335 AFRICA IN ITALIAN COLONIAL CULTURE

Note:  A School core is not required for completion of the minor.  Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.



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