2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

African American Studies Minor

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Herbert G Ruffin II
200 Sims Hall


Joan Bryant, Horace Campbell, Linda Carty, David Kwame Dixon, Kishi Animashaun Ducre, Casarae Gibson, Janis A. Mayes, Herbert Ruffin II, S.N. Sangmpam, James G. Williams

This interdisciplinary department offers the opportunity for study, research, and community involvement in African American Studies and enables students to explore cultural, literary, historical, socioeconomic and other issues affecting African Americans as well as links with continental Africa and Caribbean areas.

To complete a minor in African American Studies, students take 18 credits, of which 12 must be in courses numbered above 299. Six credits must be taken in the introductory prerequisites.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of major cultural figures, texts, expression, and movements in Black Studies

2. Demonstrate knowledge of major social and political issues in Black Studies

3. Develop knowledge of major social, cultural, & political factors that have defined the Black experience across time and/or space (Diasporic orientation)

4. Learn how race, class, gender, and/or sexualities functions within the contours of the Black experience (intersectionality)

5. Develop critical thinking skills applicable to issues in Black Studies

6. Develop ability to conceive & execute independent inquiries in Black Studies

7. Develop effective written and oral communications

Introductory Prerequisites (6 credits)

Minor Credits (3 courses above 299)

Students must choose three courses from the two tracks below:

Humanities Track

Social Sciences Track

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