The Minor in African American Studies requires the completion of 18 semester hours of which students are required to complete the following core courses:
- AFST 2300 –Introduction to African American Studies
- AFST 2301 –Theories in African American Studies
- AFST 3390 –Topics in African American Studies
The final three courses can be selected from a variety of general courses, provided that at least six (6) hours are at the upper division (3300-4300) level. Students are urged to select at least one course that will combine both the major and minor fields of study to address a pertinent and pressing praxis problem in the history of African Americans or those of African descent and their interactions with other communities (Asians, Native Americans, Latinos/as, or European Americans); or a national or global aspect of contemporary “race” relation issues. Students can also earn three (3) credits by designing a practicum course that permits them to do field work in the community, nation, or foreign country using cognitive skills, comparative methodologies, or theoretical perspectives acquired while minoring in African American Studies.