The African American Studies minor explores major themes and issues animating African America both historically and contemporaneously. It also invests students with a better understanding of the ways that race and racial discrimination are and have been operative in American society. This minor helps students engage more meaningfully with issues of diversity, which, given the growing racial and ethnic heterogeneity of American society, is a crucial career skill in virtually any field.

For more information, call the Department of History at 765-285-8700.


MINOR IN AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, 16 credits

PREFIX
NO  SHORT TITLE  CREDITS 
       
HIST 210  Introduction to Black History   3
  410  African Amer Studies Capstone  1
ENG  215  Intro African Amer Lit   3
 
 9 credits from
 ARCH 407  Fourth World Theory (3)  
COMM  322  Comm and Popular Culture (3)   
  385  Rhet of Marginalized Voices (3)   
CJC  211  Race, Gender, and Crime (3)   
ENG  491  Lit of African American Trad (3)   
HIST  405 

Pre-Civil War America, 1800-48 (3) 

 
  407  US Civil War and Reconstruct (3)   
  416  Pre-Civil War South, 1776-1861 (3)   
  441  Comparative Slavery (3)   
POLS  475  Minority Group Politics (3)   
PSYS  325  Psych Prejudice Discrimination (3)   
SOC  221  Intro Race and Ethnic Relat (3)   
  333  Sociology of Media (3)   
  421  Racial and Cultural Minor US (3)   
TCOM  363  Film Genres (3)   9
     
16 crs
Students must take courses in at least three disciplines and must take appropriate courses to meet prerequisites for any courses offered in the minor. 

AFRICAN STUDIES (AFR)

499 African Studies Senior Thesis (3)
The formulation or writing of a research-oriented thesis/project working with a faculty advisor. Students will produce a research paper or project on an African theme or topic of their choice.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.