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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015


Director: Dr. Kern M. Jackson (251) 460-6146
Faculty Affiliates:
Dr. Martha Jane Brazy, History
Dr. Donald Devore, History
Mr. W. Frye Gaillard, History
Dr. Henry M. McKiven, Jr., History
Dr. Clarence L. Mohr, History
Dr. Gloria J. Palileo, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Dr. Christopher Raczkowski
Dr. Cornia Schulze
Dr. Betty Trout-Kelly
Dr. Sue Walker, English
Dr. Susan Youngblood, Philosophy
Dr. Joycelyn Finley-Hervey, Interdicipline Studies
The minor in African American Studies provides an interdisciplinary investigation of the experiences, conditions, origins, accomplishments, and contributions of people of African ancestry in the United States. Students may deepen their appreciation and understanding of African-Americans by studying their earlier history in Africa, their transition to the New World, and their diasporic experiences in other parts of the world. The African-American Studies Program is comprised of eighteen courses offered through seven departments of instruction within the College of Arts and Sciences.
The minor in African-American Studies takes advantage of those characteristics of the African-American experience that make it uniquely valuable for serious academic study and teaching, for it exposes students to the diversity and unity of the African-American experience as well as to the similarities and differences among the cultures of Africa.
Core Requirements
  1. AFR 101, Introduction to African-American Studies (three semester hours). This course is to be taken immediately after the African-American Studies minor is declared.
  2. At least one humanities and one social science course selected from the offerings below.
  3. The election of additional courses to bring the total credits to at least 21 hours.
African-American Studies Course Offerings
AFR 101 (Required)

Humanities Courses

EH 242 EH 468 PHL 331
EH 477 EH 492  

Social Science Courses

HY 362 HY 479 HY 435 GS 290
HY 377 HY 477 HY 478 GS 492
HY 485 PSY 270 SY 220 PSC 340
SY 315 SY 435 SY 445


ARH 250 ARH 343 AIS 320

A description of these courses may be found under the appropriate departments.
College of Arts and Sciences

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