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African American Studies

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Chair, Kishi Animashaun Ducre
200 Sims Hall
315-443-4302

This interdisciplinary department offers the opportunity for study, research, and community involvement in African American Studies and enables students to explore cultural, literary, historical, socioeconomic and other issues affecting African Americans as well as the link with continental Africa and the Caribbean areas.

To complete a minor in African American Studies, students take 18 credits, of which 12 must be in courses numbered above 299. Six credits must be taken in the introductory prerequisites.

Introductory Prerequisites (6 credits)

Required:
AAS/ANT 112 Introduction to African American Studies in Social Sciences and
and choose 3 credits from:
·  AAS 231 African American Literature to 1900: An Introduction,  or
·  AAS 232 African American Literature: 20th Century African American History (3 credits)
and choose 3 credits from:

Minor Credits (3 courses above 299)

Students must choose three subfield specialization courses from the two tracks below:

Humanities Track

Social Sciences Track

*These courses may be counted toward the minor requirement only when the content of the course is within the subfield specialization.