This program offers a minor in African American studies to students who complete the following requirements:

1) Core courses, designed to offer theoretical perspectives and broad background, including the following:

  • HIST 0225 African American History
  • AMST 0224 Race and Ethnicity in the US

2) Two of the following courses, which are more focused explorations of a part of the African American experience:

  • AMST 0310 Livin for the City
  • ENAM/AMST 0252 African American Literature
  • HIST/AMST 0226 The Civil Rights Revolution
  • AMST 0107 Intro to African American Culture
  • AMST/GSFS 0204 Black Comic Cultures
  • AMST/GSFS 0208 Unruly Bodies: Black Womanhood in Popular Culture
  • AMST 0345 Black Lives Matter
  • AMST/SOCI 0348 Black Ethnography
  • AMST 0259 Re-Presenting Slavery

3) One advanced, relevant 0400 level course or an independent 0500-level project.

Other appropriate courses offered during the fall and spring semesters, or during the winter term, may be substituted for at the discretion of the program director. The director or minor advisor will also approve courses to count in the 0400 level.