College of Arts and Sciences

African American Program Requirements


AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES MAJOR
(30 hours)

A grade of C or above is required for the course to count toward the BA degree in African American Studies

 

A. AFAM 201: Intro to African American Studies: Social and Historical Foundations

B. AFAM 202: Intro to African American Studies: Arts and Cultural Foundations

C. Society and History (6 hours): Select two AFAM or approved discipline-based courses in social and historical topics (i.e. POLI, SOCI, PSYC, WGST, HIST, RELG, SOST JOUR, ANTH, and Education)

D. Arts and Culture (6 hours): Select two AFAM or approved discipline-based courses in arts and cultural topics (i.e. ENGL, CPLT, ANTH, FILM, THEA, DANC, LING, and all Art disciplines)

E. Three Additional Major Courses (9 hours): Select 3 AFAM or discipline-based courses (300-level or above) organized around 1-2 subjects in consultation with advisor

F. AFAM 498 or AFAM 499 (3 hours): Seminar in African American Studies



 

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR (18 hours)

A minor in the African American Studies Program strengthens an undergraduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences by providing students with the interdisciplinary tools and resources to study the experiences of people of African descent and to evaluate black historical, cultural, social, economic and political developments in South Carolina, the South, the United States, and beyond. In addition to 2 core courses, students will have the opportunity to select related courses in other disciplines (as approved by the program director and faculty advisors).

 

Core Courses (6 Hours)

  • AFAM 201 - Introduction to African-American Studies: Social & Historical Foundations (3 hours)
  • AFAM 202 - Introduction to African-American Studies: Arts & Cultural Foundations (3 hours)

Additional Courses (12 Hours)

  • 3 hours of an AFAM course or other course related to African American Studies numbered 200 and above (as approved by program).
  • 9 hours of AFAM courses or other courses related to African American Studies numbered 300 and above (as approved by program).

Note:

No more than one Independent Study course (3 hours) may be applied to the minor. Independent Study requires the approval of the Director of African American Studies.