African American Studies

Minor in African American Studies

The minor in African American Studies provides an introduction to the global study of the African American experience and to various forms of collective identity such as race and ethnicity.

The minor requires six courses, completed with a grade of C or higher: CAS AA 371 African American History, CAS AA 580 The History of Racial Thought, and four additional courses in African American Studies (AA).

All courses are 4 credit hours.

Courses

  • CAS AA 103 Introduction to African American Literature (HU Divisional Studies credit)
  • CAS AA 207 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (SS Divisional Studies credit)
  • CAS AA 304 Introduction to African American Women Writers
  • CAS AA 305 Toni Morrison’s American Times
  • CAS AA 310 History of the Civil Rights Movement
  • CAS AA 316 African Diaspora Arts in the Americas
  • CAS AA 355 Science, Race, and Society
  • CAS AA 363 Race and the Development of the American Economy: A Global Perspective
  • CAS AA 371 African American History
  • CAS AA 380 European Dimensions of the Black Diaspora
  • CAS AA 385 Atlantic History
  • CAS AA 388 Black Radical Thought
  • CAS AA 395 Power, Leadership, and Governance in Africa and the Caribbean
  • CAS AA 396 State and Commerce in Atlantic Africa, 1450–1850
  • CAS AA 408 Seminar: Ethnic, Race, and Minority Relations
  • CAS AA 489 The African Diaspora in the Americas
  • CAS AA 490 Blacks and Asians: Encounters Through Time and Space
  • CAS AA 491, 492 Directed Study in African American Studies
  • CAS AA 501 Topics in African American Literature
  • CAS AA 502 Topics in African American Literature
  • CAS AA 504 African American and Asian American Women Writers
  • CAS AA 505 Black Community and Social Change
  • CAS AA 507 Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
  • CAS AA 510 African American Drama
  • CAS AA 514 Labor, Sexuality, and Resistance in the Afro-Atlantic World
  • CAS AA 537 Studies in West Indian Literature: Caribbean Fiction
  • CAS AA 538 Studies in West Indian Literature: Caribbean Poetry
  • CAS AA 569 African American Economic History
  • CAS AA 571 African American Art
  • CAS AA 580 The History of Racial Thought
  • CAS AA 588 Women, Power, and Culture in Africa
  • CAS AA 590 The World and the West

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