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“A people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.”
Marcus Garvey 


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African American Studies





Summer 2018

Note: The following courses are effective as of fall 2018 pending approval of the AFAM Minor.  For those of you completing your AFAM Minor before then, please consult the list of electives on the AFAM Minor page here

Undergraduate Minor

Required Courses

AFAM 343: Communities of Struggle, with A. Rosa (Web)

Prerequisite(s): AFAM 190 or permission of instructor; 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status. Examines the relationship between distinct communities of struggle in Africa and the African Diaspora and the impact of African American social movements on a range of liberation struggles within this context.



Note: Pending approval these courses will count toward the minor beginning fall 2018.  Additional courses may be approved with approval from your advisor.

HIST 390: Blacks in the South, with S. Sanderfer (Web)

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status.Seminar exploring the history and culture of blacks in the American South. Topics will include slavery, resistance, labor, literature, religion, inequality, leadership and the Civil Rights Movement.

SOCL 362: Race, Class, and Gender, with A. Onyekuluje (On-Demand)

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 100 or consent of instructor. The five primary institutions (family, religion, economy, education government) as they affect and are affected by race, class, and gender in America. Explores interrelationships among those institutions and between various racial and other groups.


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