African American and Africana Studies Minor

The African American and Africana Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the historical and contemporary experiences of people of African heritage. The study of race, ethnicity, and other forms of collective identity will be central concerns of the minor, as are intersecting issues such as gender, sexuality, diversity, and inclusion. This minor leads students to a comprehensive understanding of the African American experience and African Diaspora.

The following requirements below are intended for students beginning fall 2024.
To declare your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

Minor Coordinator:
Mario Valero

Take Five (5) Courses
EN 235African American Literature 3
EN 274Voices of Civil Rights in American History3
FI 203African-American Film Culture3
FM 363Corporate Social Responsibility3
HA 123African Art and Civilization3
HA 219African American Art3
HA 230Modern and Contemporary African Art3
HA 239The History of African Textiles and Fashion3
HA/FI 253Afrofuturist Art and Visual Culture3
HA 318Repositioning Ancient Egypt and Rethinking Egyptology3
HA 385Racism and Antiracism in Public Art and Architecture of the United States (Honors)3
HI 201Classics in African American History3
HI 205American Business from Slavery to the Present3
HI 209Fashion and Slavery3
MC 209Hispanic Cultures In New York3
MC/FI 211Brazilian Cinema: Inventing Places and Spatial Myths3
MC 300The Poetics of Sound in Hispanic Caribbean Literature3
MC 301Imaginary Encounters: Representations of the Caribbean (Honors) 3
MC 303Black in Paris: African American, African, and Caribbean Writers in the City of Lights (Honors)3
MC 306Africa: Contemporary Voices in Francophone Culture3
SS 275Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations3
SS/MC 304Introduction to Caribbean Studies3
SS/MC 308White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)3
SS 315Contemporary Issues Impacting the Caribbean Region3
SS 355 Contemporary African Politics3

 *Semesterly course offerings are subject to change.