Minor in African American Studies

Students from other disciplines who want to minor in African American Studies must complete 15 semester hours as outlined below.

Required Courses
AAST 100Introduction to African American Studies3
or AAST 101 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies
AAST 246Black Lives in Historical Context3
Select one course each in three of the following four categories, including two 200- or 300-level courses and one 400-level course: a9
Black Queer and Feminist Studies
Black Freedom Movements in the U.S.
Reading Black Women Writing
Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Topics in African American Studies b
Politics of Race, Gender and Class
Cultural Production and Analysis
African American History to 1877
African American History since 1877
Black Freedom Movements in the U.S.
Comparative Black Literatures
Reading Black Women Writing
Black Cultural Studies
African American Art
The Harlem Renaissance
Topics in African Literature b
Topics in African American Studies b
Black Politics in the United States
Topics in African History b
Topics in African and African American History b
Topics in African American Literature b
Diasporic and Transnational Studies
Topics in African Diaspora Studies
Topics in African Literature b
Topics in African American Studies b
Seminar in Comparative Racialization
Topics in African History b
Topics in African and African American History b
Topics in African American Literature b
Race, Politics, and Institutions
The African American Family in the United States
Racial and Ethnic Groups
Topics in African Diaspora Studies b
African American History to 1877
African American History since 1877
Black Freedom Movements in the U.S.
Comparative Black Literatures
Race and Urban Life
Black Cultural Studies
African Americans and the Politics of Incarceration
Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Topics in African American Studies b
Black Politics in the United States
Politics of Race, Gender and Class
Seminar in Comparative Racialization
Topics in African History b
Topics in African and African American History b
Topics in Social Science Research b
Total Hours15
a

Students may not apply course credits to satisfy the requirement of more than one thematic area.

b

AAST topics courses may be used to satisfy this category only if topic is consistent with thematic area. Course cannot be used to satisfy the requirement of more than one thematic area.