The African-American and African studies department offers an interdisciplinary major that focuses on the historical, socioeconomic, and cultural experiences of African Americans, and African people in the worldwide diaspora. Courses also are designed to integrate scholarship on gender, race, and class.
Thirty-nine credits are required for a major in the discipline, and 21 for a minor.
The senior seminar (21:014:412) is a required course for the major.
The following courses are required for both majors and minors:
21&62:014:111,112 Introduction to African-American and African Studies
21&62:014:305 Black Women in the United States
21&62:014:306 Comparative Race Relations
21&62:014:358 Black Writers of Africa and the Caribbean
21&62:014:389 Psychology and Values of the African American
21&62:014:396 The African-American Community
Fifteen additional credits in electives are required for completion of the major. The following electives are strongly recommended:
21&62:014:220 Black Political Thought
21&62:014:278 Black Subcultures of the U.S.A.
21&62:014:302 Special Topics in Black Studies