African and African American Studies Minor

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The Program

The African and African American Studies minor offers the student the opportunity to study, in-depth, the historical and social experiences and cultural contributions of Africans and people of African descent in a global perspective. It also provides a critical perspective on race in American society. An interdisciplinary program concentrating mainly in the humanities, the curriculum of the African and African American Studies minor offers students the opportunity to customize their course work by exploring a range of subjects in various disciplines. Students must complete 21 units for the minor.

The minor in African and African American Studies requires 21 units. To fulfill the requirements for the minor in African and African American Studies, students must take one required course. Students should choose the remaining 18 units from a list of elective courses approved by the advisory committee.

Required Course (3 Units)
AFST 201MAIN THEMES IN AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES3
Electives (18 Units)
Select six of the following from at least three different disciplines (four must be upper-level courses):18
SURVEY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
MAJOR WRITERS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
POST-COLONIAL LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH
TOPICS IN BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE
AFRICAN AMER ICAN PHILOSOPHY
RACE, CLASS AND GENDER
PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES
AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY
GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART
History of Africa to 1900
HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO THE MID- 19TH CENTURY
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY FROM THE MID-19TH CENTURY
TOPICS IN AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS
BLACKS IN AMERICA:MYTHS AND REALITY
SOCIOLOGY OF RACE, CLASS AND GENDER
CLASS, STATUS AND POWER
SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY
TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
JAZZ HISTORY FOR NON-MAJORS
HONORS HISTORY OF JAZZ FOR NON-MAJORS
CULTURE DIVERSITY IN CONTEMPORARY THEATRE
HONORS CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN CONTEMPORARY THEATRE
CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES
SELECTED TOPICS IN PHEC
Total Units21