Minor in African-American Studies

Degree Type



African American voices have made untold contributions to American and global history. Learn them, so you can learn from them.

Minor Requirements

To graduate with a minor in African-American studies, students must complete 21 interdisciplinary credit hours with a grade of “C’ or better in each minor course. Students may choose from pre-approved courses or may petition the History Department to consider additional courses. Approved courses include:   

Course Name
ART 403 Black American Art

ART 404

African Art

ENGL 335 Literature of the Black American I
ENGL 336 Literature of the Black American II
GEOG 102 World Regional Geography
GEOG 306 Urban Geography
GEOG 405 Geography of Africa
HIST 205 African American History I
HIST 206 African American History II
HIST 207 Introduction to African History
HIST 305 Problems in American History, 1867
HIST 313 History of Ancient Africa
HIST 315 Modern Africa
HIST 318 History of Blacks in American Cities
HIST 350 African American Intellectual History
HIST 354 Modern Civil Rights Movement
HIST 420 Seminar in African American History
HIST 430 History of West Africa
HIST 432 History of Central Africa
HIST 436 History of South Africa
HIST 438 History of East Africa
HIST 440 Seminar in African History
HIST 442 Special Topics in History
MUSC 305 Music of the African-American
POSC 412 Black Political Behavior
THEA 301 History of the Black Performer
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African-American Studies is in the Department of Humanities in the School of Arts & Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Education.