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African and African Diaspora Studies


Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in African and African diaspora studies, including at least fifteen hours of upper-division coursework. The following courses are required:   

  1. African and African Diaspora Studies 303, Introduction to Black Studies
  2. African and African Diaspora Studies 375, Community Internship
  3. African and African Diaspora Studies 376, Senior Seminar
  4. Three upper-division courses (at least nine semester hours) chosen from one of the following tracks:
    1. Critical race, gender, and sexuality theories
    2. Performance, music, art, and literature
    3. Language, history, and behavioral and social sciences
    4. Law, education, health, and policy
  5. Six additional semester hours of African and African diaspora studies coursework

A list of courses for each track is available from the undergraduate adviser. Coursework used in requirements 4 and 5 must cover at least two geographical regions of the African diaspora, identified as Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. A list of courses with their geographical affiliation is available in the departmental advising office.

Minor for African and African Diaspora Studies Majors

Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.