African-American studies is designed to engage students in critical analysis and intellectual exploration of the African-American presence in the United States. The program recognizes and recalls the contributions of African-Americans and the multiplicity of African-American communities in the United States. The minor in African-American studies considers the diversity among African-Americans and examines the complexities of and interrelations among multiple “minority” identities as we consider gender, sex and sexuality in African-American communities.
The following courses offered this fall are appropriate for first-year students, subject to the availability of seats. They also count toward the minor:
- GS/CLAS 102: Introduction to Global Studies II: Race Culture Identity
- SOC 112: Inequality (SS)
- SOC 161: Social Problems and Policy (SS)