2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jan 22, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

African American Studies Minor

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Our program exposes students to the interdisciplinary study of the history, politics, arts, experiences, and intellectual traditions of African Americans. This minor draws broadly on history, sociology, literature, philosophy, psychology, politics, theology, and the arts.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The minor provides opportunities for students to engage in rigorous examinations of social inequality, change, and justice. These conversations are made especially challenging by confronting students with the moral and political demands of social diversity, which include class, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexuality.
  • This educational experience prepares students to responsibly and respectfully engage in our common pursuit of justice.

Minor Requirements (20 Units)


Students are required to take one foundational course and two distribution courses.


Extracurricular events and activities will be used to supplement course work in the minor. The African American Studies Minor committee plans and sponsors a variety of events and activities, including films, speakers, conferences, and off-campus volunteer projects.

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