African American Studies Minor

The Department of African American Studies awards a certificate to students who, in addition to meeting the requirements for a major, complete 18 credits in the African American Studies minor. This minor is designed for students interested in African American culture and the educational, social, political, and economic development of people of African descent in the United States. In particular, it provides students with the opportunity to explore the experiences of African Americans using theories and methods originating in the field. Students are made aware of the potential to apply such knowledge to the solution of social, political, and economic problems. The minor also promotes greater understanding of the relationship between African Americans and other ethnic groups.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


  1. Take all of these (9 credits)
    • AFAM 100 (Living While Black)
    • AFAM 110 (Intro to AFAM)
    • AFAM 101 (The African American Woman)
  2. Take some relevant electives (9 credits)
  • One class at the 100-300 level, and
  • Two classes at the 400 level


AF AM 100 GS;US(3), AF AM/WMNST 101 GH;US(3), AFR 110 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)


Select 9 credits; at least 6 credits of AFAM courses must be at the 400 level
AF AM/WMNST 102 GH;IL(3), AF AM/SOC/WMNST 103 US(3), AF AM/RL ST 145 GH;US;IL(3), AF AM 146 GH;US(3), AAA S/RL ST 147 GH;US(3), AAA S/HIST 191 GH;IL(3), AAA S/THEA 208 GA;US;IL(3), AF AM/HIST 210 GH;US(3), AAA S/HIST 240 GH;US(3) COMM/WMNST 205 US(3), ENGL 235 US;IL(3), SOC 119 GS;US(4) (Sem: 1-4)
AF AM 401(3), AF AM/SOC 409 GS;US(3), AF AM/WMNST 410(3), AAA S/THEA 412 US;IL(3), AAA S/HIST 415 US;IL(3), AF AM/CAS 422 US;IL(3), AF AM/HIST 431 US;IL(3), CRIMJ 451 US(3), ECON 436W US(3), EDTHP 411(3), ENGL 463 US(3), AF AM/HIST 465 US(3), AAF AM/ENGL 469 US(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2005
Blue Sheet Item #: 33-01-132
Review Date: 8/31/04
UCA Revision #2: 7/26/07

University Course Information

Registration Timetable 
Schedule of Courses 
List of all African American Studies Courses


Advising Information