Pre-Fall 2017 Catalogue

*Refer to this catalogue if you started your program before Fall 2017.

The Black Studies curriculum provides an interdisciplinary approach to establish a broad-base of knowledge in the field. Under the pre-Fall 2017 catalogue, students must complete 30-33 semester hours to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Black Studies or 18 semester hours to receive a Minor.

Required Courses

Please note that the courses below preceded the department name change to Black Studies and use the rubric AAST (for African American Studies).

African American Studies Major

  • AAST 100  – Introduction to African American Studies
  • AAST 206 – Interdisciplinary Research Methods in African American Studies
  • AAST 247 – African American History to 1877
  • AAST 248 – African American History since 1877
  • AAST 340 – Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in African American Studies
  • AAST 390 – Senior Seminar in African American Studies
  • One 100-200 level course from the Humanities
  • One 100-200 level course from the Social Sciences
  • Two elective courses from the 200- or 300-level
  • One elective from the 400-level

African American Studies Minor

  • AAST 100 – Introduction to African American Studies
  • One 100-200 level course from the Humanities
  • One 100-200 level course from the Social Sciences
  • One 100-200 level course from History
  • One 300-level elective course
  • One 400-level elective course

View Current Major/Minor Requirements