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2018-2019 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
  Feb 29, 2024
2018-2019 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

African American Studies Minor

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Overview of Minor in African American Studies:

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. Our principal specializations include black political and social movements, African-American literature, comparative cultural anthropology, and health disparities. In addition, students will have the opportunity to select related courses in other disciplines (as approved by the program director and faculty advisors) in order to develop a more competitive and focused schedule that will prepare students for advanced graduate or professional study, and careers in education, politics, management, tourism, the arts, and more.

Minor Requirements (18 Hours)

Hours Required for the Minor: 18

Additional Courses (12 Hours)

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


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.

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