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|
|AFS 101||INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN STUDIES||3|
|AFS 102||INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES||3|
|AFS 2XX, 3XX (Course Chosen in Consultation with program Director)||3|
|Advanced African and African American Electives||6|
|Choose 2 courses from the following:|
|Additional Interdisciplinary Electives may apply. See Advisor.|
|THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN|
or AFS 318
|THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN|
or AFS 326
|RACE, GENDER & THE MASS MEDIA|
or AFS 327
|RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS|
or AFS 329
|WHITENESS IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY|
or AFS 364
|WHITE CITY & BLACK METROPOLIS|
or AFS 381
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES|
or AFS 395
|Optional additional Elective for the Drake Fellows Minor 1||0-3|
|Total Credit Hours||15-18|
Students also have the option of completing the Drake Fellows minor by completing a 6th course chosen with a Drake Faculty member.