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    Oct 25, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

African American and African Diaspora Studies (Minor)


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Offered by the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative , College of Arts and Sciences , the African American and African Diaspora Studies (Minor) is a rigorous interdisciplinary program that examines African American culture in the continental United States in the context of the cultures of the African diaspora. The program provides students with an understanding of the rich history and cultures of African American peoples in the United States, with opportunities to explore contemporary and historical African cultures, theories of racial ideology and race politics, and the distinctive artistic, literary and cultural practices of African people worldwide.

Minor Requirements


  • 18 credit hours with grades of C or better, a minimum of 9 credit hours at or above 300-level, and at least 12 credit hours unique to the minor

Course Requirements


Electives (12 credit hours)


Complete 12 credit hours from the following, or other courses approved by advisor, with 9 credit hours at or above 300-level, and at least 3 credit hours from each of the following areas:

Note: Courses should represent a mix of social sciences and the humanities, as well as courses both on African American culture and experience and on the analysis of race as a construct.

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