About the Program

The African and African American Studies minor delineates the roles played by the people of Africa in countries all over the world. People of African descent live not only in the United States, but also in Canada, the Caribbean islands, Europe and South America. The minor deals with contributions made by Africa and the Black Diaspora to the global community. It focuses on Africana studies, which includes African, African American, and Caribbean people and their impact on a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, art, history, culture, language and literature, political science, sociology, and gender studies.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (3 credit hours)
AAS 100 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICANA STUDIES 3

Literature, Arts, and Language (6 credit hours)
Select two from the following: 6
ENG/AAS 240 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1940
ENG/AAS 241 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1940
DAN/AAS 230 DANCE TECHNIQUES FROM THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE
DAN/AAS 234 THE POLITICS OF BLACK DANCE IN AMERICA
DAN/AAS 250 JAZZ DANCE TECHNIQUE I
FAR/AAS 380 ART OF AFRICA
FAR/AAS 366 AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
MUS/AAS 209 SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN MUSIC AND CULTURES
MUS 305/AAS 304 MODERN JAZZ
MUS/AAS 349 WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING ENSEMBLE
PHI/AAS 360 AFRICANA PHILOSOPHY
PHI/AAS 361 RACE AND PROGRESS
THA/AAS 421 DRAMA FROM THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE

Social Sciences and Education (6 credit hours)
Select two from the following: 6
AAS/PSC 333 AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
ANT 305/305 PEOPLES OF AFRICA
CRJ/AAS 425 RACE, ETHNICITY, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
HIS/AAS 306 AFRICA TO 1800
HIS/AAS 322 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
HIS/AAS 337 AFRICA SINCE 1800
HIS/AAS 341 AFRICAN AMERICANS AND CIVIL RIGHTS
HIS/AAS 354 THE MODERN CARIBBEAN
HIS/AAS 468 READINGS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
HIS/AAS 469 BLACK PROTEST AND LEADERSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
PSC 218/218 AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL CULTURE
PSC/AAS 333 AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
SOC/AAS 321 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
SOC/AAS 351 SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY
SPF/AAS 221 THE HISTORY OF BLACK EDUCATION IN AMERICA
SPF/AAS 222 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN EDUCATION IN AFRICA

General Electives (3 credit hours)
Select one from the following: 3
AAS 189 TOPICS COURSE
AAS 389 TOPICS IN AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES (1-3)
AAS 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
AAS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-9)

Or any class not chosen from Language, Arts and Language or Social Sciences and Education

Total Credit Hours 18