The African American Studies program (AAST) is an interdisciplinary program of study that exposes students to the history and culture of African Americans in the United States and connects those experiences to the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Students who minor in AAST will take eighteen (18) credit hours, and these courses will provide students with studies in racism, colonialism, and slavery as well as the art, music, and literature of blacks in Africa and the Americas.
The program offers an in-depth examination and provides a standard body of literature on African-American experiences in order to promote a well-rounded education and a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and heritage.
The program explores the struggles, perils, oppression, injustices, perseverance, achievements, contributions and acts of heroism of African-Americans.
Designed as a minor consisting of 18 credit hours, the African-American Studies Program is interdisciplinary in that students choose from a wide variety of stimulating courses that cross departmental lines.
Program of Study
AAST 2200 Introduction to African American Studies 3 hours
AAST 3020 Seminar in African American Studies 3 hours
AAST 4000 Capstone Seminar in African American Studies 3 hours
ENGL 340G African American Literature 3 hours
Electives Select three electives in African American Studies 9 hours
Elective Courses Select three courses (9 hours) from the following:
AAST 2000 Contemporary African American Life 3 hours
AAST 2250 African American Expressive Culture 3 hours
AAST 2500 Africana Women Across Cultures 3 hours
AAST 2550 Aesthetics of the hip Hop Industry 3 hours
AAST 300A Selected Topics in African American Studies 3 hours
AAST 300B Selected Topics in African American Studies 3 hours
AAST 300C Selected Topics in African American Studies 3 hours
AAST 3300 Intro to Black Theatre and Performance 3 hours
AAST 3020 Seminar in African American Studies 1-6 hours
AAST 3100 Black Leaders of the Twentieth Century 3 hours
AAST 3200 Study Abroad Ghana, West Africa 6 hours
AAST 4100 African American Studies Field Experience 4 hours
DANC 1600 West African Dance I 3 hours
ENGL 340H African Writers 3 hours
ENGL 340R Century's End: Race and Gender at the Turn of 3 hours
the Twentieth Century
HIST 3440 Africa to 1800 3 hours
HIST 4650 African American History to 1890 3 hours
HIST 4660 African American History Since 1890 3 hours
GEOG 3750 Geography of the African World 3 hours
POLS 3160 African Politics 3 hours
POLS 4020 The Politics of Contemporary African American 3 hours
Thought and Movement
PSY 3230 African American Psychology 3 hours
SOC 3050 Race Relation and Minority 3 hours
For more information about pursuing a minor in African American Studies, please contact:
Professor Marcus Hayes
African American Studies Minor
(931)221-6371 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow this link for information concerning the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center.
Follow this link to the African American Studies website for additional information.