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African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS)

Minor in African and African Diaspora Studies

The minor in African and African Diaspora Studies is an interdisciplinary program open to students in all majors, especially students seeking a diverse global perspective. It provides students and the community with interdisciplinary opportunities to expand their knowledge of, and interest in, Africa and the African diaspora. It will foster a greater understanding of Africa, African Americans, and other peoples of African descent. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the African continent and the African diaspora in a global context, with emphasis on civil rights, social justice, history, culture, politics, and literature.

Required Courses (Credit: 6 hours)

Students must take the following two courses:

AADS 2000Introduction to African and African Diaspora Studies

3 credits

AADS 4900African and African Diaspora Field Research

3 credits

Electives (9 hours)

Take three of the following elective courses; at least two of these courses (6 semester hours) must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.

CRJU 3247Hip Hop Culture & Crime in America

3 credits

CRJU 3515Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

3 credits

CRJU 3520Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

3 credits

CRJU 4120Gender, Ethnicity, and Justice

3 credits

ENGL 2141African American Literature I

3 credits

ENGL 2142African American Literature II

3 credits

ENGL 4150Studies in Caribbean Literature

3 credits

ENGL 4160Studies in African Literature

3 credits

ENGL 4450Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

3 credits

ENGL 4490African American Literature

3 credits

HIST 3150History of Africa to 1875

3 credits

HIST 3151History of Africa since 1875

3 credits

HIST 3901Early African American History

3 credits

HIST 3902Modern African American History

3 credits

HIST 3903History of the Civil Rights Movement

3 credits

HIST 4010The Atlantic World

3 credits

HIST 4030Histories of Colonization

3 credits

MUSC 3333History of Gospel Music

3 credits

POLS 3085Minority Politics

3 credits

POLS 3107/CRJU 3520American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties

3 credits

POLS 3118Politics of the American South

3 credits

POLS 3323African Politics

3 credits

PSYC 3201Cross-Cultural Psychology

3 credits

SOCI 4130/CRJU 4120Gender, Ethnicity, and Justice

3 credits

SOCI 4140Race and Ethnicity

3

Students may apply either CRJU 3520 or POLS 3107 to the minor, but not both courses.

Students may apply either CRJU 4120 or SOCI 4130 to the minor, but not both courses.

Other courses with a focus on Africa, African Americans, or the African diaspora, such as special topics courses, may be substituted with advisor approval.