African-American Studies

The African-American Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to give students a general introduction on the role of African-Americans in the making of the modern world. 

With a major focus on African-American history and culture, the minor also asks the student to consider issues of race and class within and beyond the borders of the United States, particularly Africa, Europe, and the Americas.


African-American Studies Programs

Minor in African-American Studies

18 semester hours: HIST 273 (African-American Focus) plus 15 hours, of which 6 hours must be upper division courses with a focus on Africa or the African-American experience. Possible courses include: HIST 382, 383, 384, 385, 386; ENGL 379; courses relating to African and African-American literature; COMM 271; COMM 273, 379; SOCI 373; SOCI 231A; THEO 238; THEO 437; MUSI 379 with a focus on African or African-American music. Students may receive 3 to 6 hours study abroad after consultation with African-American Studies advisor.

Courses supporting the African-American Studies minor are offered in History, English, Sociology, Communication Studies, Theology, and Music

The Center for African-American Studies 

Established in 2011, the Center for African-American Studies is an academic resource center committed to bringing academic research to the broadest possible audience, within and beyond the walls of the university. Our mission is to foster the development of the knowledge of people of African descent in North America and throughout the greater Diaspora.

African-American Studies Faculty

Rebecca Czuchry

Assoc. Professor, Department Chair, African-American Studies Program Director

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