Bachelor of Arts Degree

African American Studies Minor

The minor in African-American Studies consists of 18 semester hours.

The program's two-course introductory sequence African American Studies 201 and 202 is required.

Six hours must be chosen from the following African and African American History courses:

 
  • AAS 170/HIS 170
  • AAS 310
  • AAS 322/GST 322/HIS 322
  • AAS 324/GST 321/HIS 324
  • AAS 325/HIS 307
  • AAS 326/HIS 308
  • AAS 350
  • AAS 362/GST 362/HIS 339
  • AAS 392/HIS 387
  • AAS 437/HIS 326
  • AAS 438/HIS 327
  • AAS 440/HIS 328
  • AAS 442
  • AAS 443/HIS 329
  • His 460
  • AAS 501 or AAS 509

Also six hours must be chosen from the
following African and African American
Political, Social Institutions and Culture courses:

 
  • AAS 302
  • AAS 307/ANTH 307
  • AAS 308/POL 307
  • AAS 315/POL 323
  • AAS 316/ANTH 315
  • AAS 320/POL 320
  • AAS 328/GST 328/
    SOC 328
  • AAS 334/SST 334/
    ANTH 334/SOC 334
  • AAS 337/ANTH 337
  • AAS 341/ENGL 322
  • AAS 342/ENGL 323
  • AAS 351
  • AAS 352

  • AAS 360
  • AAS 371/ENGL 371
  • AAS 373/ENGL 373
  • AAS 386/AH 386
  • AAS 395/AH 369
  • AAS 412
  • AAS 413/SOC 413
  • AAS 414/SOC 414/SST 314
  • AAS 420/ENGL 420
  • AAS 421
  • AAS 441/ENGL 441
  • AAS 504
  • AAS 517/MUS 517
  • AAS 518/MUS 518
  • AAS 593/ENGL 593
 

African American Studies Major

The African American Studies interdisciplinary major consists of 42 semester hours, including 6 hours of basic core courses (AAS 201 and 202), 33 hours from the three areas of specialization, and the 3 hour senior seminar course (AAS 480). At least 12 of the 33 hours must be in a designated area of specialization. In addition, 12 hours must be chosen from one or both of the other two areas outside of the designated area of specialization. These courses may include courses taken before declaration of major. Areas of specialization include: African and African American History, African and African American Political Institutions, and African and African American Culture. A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses applied toward the African American Studies major. Although other requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree must be met, the African American Studies major does not require a minor.

  1. Basic core courses (9 credit hours)
  2. AAS 201

    African American Experience I

    AAS 202

    African American Experience II


  3. Areas of specialization (12 credit hours minimum)
  4. A. African and African American History

    AAS 170/ HIS 170

    Introduction to African History

    AAS 310

    Experience of African American Mississippians

    AAS 324/HIS 324/GST 321

    Race, Gender, and Courtship

    AAS 325/HIS 307

    African American History to 1865

    AAS 326/HIS 308

    African American History since 1865

    AAS 322/HIS 322/GST 322

    Race, Gender, and Science in Early America

    AAS 350

    Topics in African American History

    AAS 362/GST 362/HIS 339

    African American Women’s History

    AAS 392/HIS 387

    Modern Africa

    AAS 437/HIS 326

    The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa

    AAS 438/HIS 327

    Historical Perspectives on Slavery in the Americas

    AAS 440/HIS 328

    History of African Americans in Sports

    AAS 442

    The New Negro Era

    AAS 443/HIS 329

    The Civil Rights Era

    HIS 460

    Undergraduate Research Seminar in African History

    AAS 498

    African American Studies Directed Study

    AAS 501

    African American Studies Seminar

    AAS 509/HIS 509

    Historiography of African American History


    B. African and African American Political and Social Institutions

    AAS 302

    Judicial System and the African American Experience

    ASS 307/ANTH 307

    Peoples of Africa

    AAS 308/POL 307

    Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

    AAS 315/POL 323

    Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

    AAS 316/ANTH 315

    The African Diaspora

    AAS 320/POL 320

    African American Politics

    AAS 328/GST 328/SOC 328

    African American Feminist Thought

    AAS 351

    Topics in African American Political and Social Institutions

    AAS 413/SOC 413

    Race and Ethnicity

    AAS 414/SOC 414/SST 314

    Race, Place, and Space

    AAS 504

    Research in African American Studies


    C. African and African American Culture

    AAS 334/SST 334

    Introduction to Field Work Techniques

    AAS 337/ANTH 337

    Anthropology of Blues Culture

    AAS 341/ENGL 322

    African American Literary Tradition I

    AAS 342/ENGL 323

    African American Literary Tradition II

    AAS 352

    Topics in African American Culture

    AAS 360

    Topics in African American Studies Abroad

    AAS 371/ENGL 371

    African Literature

    AAS 373/ENGL 373

    Caribbean Literature

    AAS 386/AH 336

    African and African-American Arts

    AAS 395/ AH 369

    Survey of African American Art

    AAS 412

    Studies in Black Popular Culture

    AAS 420/ENGL 420

    Major African American Writers

    AAS 421

    Readings in US Black Feminism

    AAS 441/ENGL 441

    Comparative Black Literatures

    AAS 517/MUS 517

    African American Musical Tradition

    AAS 518/MUS 518

    History of Jazz

    AAS 593/ENGL 593

    African American Literature


  5. Senior Seminar (3 credit hours)
  6. AAS 480

    African American Studies Senior Seminar