African American Studies, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

There are two options for a minor in African American Studies - AFS minor and Drake Fellows minor, both of which will help students gain an interdisciplinary understanding on past and present social, economic, and political conditions of Africans and people of African descent, and to connect their struggles for social and economic justice with those of disenfranchised peoples throughout the world.  Both minor options are open to students across colleges, and many of the courses will also count toward general education and non-western requirements.

The minor requires 5 courses in African and African American Studies, including 3 core courses and 2 electives. At least 3 courses must be taken at Roosevelt, of which 2 courses must be at the 300 Level.

Students also have the option of completing the Drake Fellows minor by completing a 6th course chosen with a Drake Faculty member. At least 4 courses must be taken at Roosevelt, of which at least 3 must be at the 300 Level.  In addition to the required number of hours, Drake Fellow Minors are required to participate in Drake Center events and activities.  Drake Fellows will also have the opportunity to work closely with Drake Center Affiliated Faculty on research projects in which the faculty is involved as well as their own research interests.

The St. Clair Drake Center is involved in a range of interdisciplinary courses that can be used as electives to fulfill the requirements for the minor in African and African-American Studies.

A grade of C- or higher is required in all courses with an overall GPA of 2.0. 

African and African American Studies Requirements
Core
AFS 101INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN STUDIES3
AFS 102INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES3
AFS 260SPECIAL TOPICS ON THE DIASPORA3
Advanced African and African American Electives6
Choose 2 courses from the following:
BREAK THE CHAINS-REVOLT, REBEL
UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY
THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN
THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN
SOCIOLOGY OF INEQUALITY
RACE, GENDER & THE MASS MEDIA
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS
WHITENESS IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY
WHITE CITY & BLACK METROPOLIS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
SPECIAL TOPICS: AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEADERSHIP
INDEPENDENT STUDY
Additional Interdisciplinary Electives may apply. See Advisor.
Optional additional Elective for the Drake Fellows Minor 10-3
Total Credit Hours15-18
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 Students also have the option of completing the Drake Fellows minor by completing a 6th course chosen with a Drake Faculty member.