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African-American and Third World Studies Minor

African American/Third World Studies is an interdisciplinary program which focuses on the study of the cultures, philosophies politics, social-political structures, economies, arts, and music of African American and Third World peoples who share post-colonial and post-imperial experiences. The minor consists of 18 credits.

Required Courses
Subject Course Title Credits
AAT 201 Introduction to African American/Third World Studies 3
HIS 116 Introduction to Modern World 3

In addition to the required courses, students choose to follow one of two tracks: track A- African American or Track B-Third World.

A student Must complete three courses from Track A and one course from Track B for the African American focus; or three courses from Track B and one course from Track A for the Third World focus.

Cultural Content Areas
Note: An asterisk(*) denotes that prior approval of the program coordinator is required. Students wishing to apply courses other courses other than the ones listed below must first reveive permission of the program coordinator.

Track A-African American
Subject Course Title  
ENG 242* Literature and Social Issues  
ENG 255 African American Literature  
ENG 344 Literature of Africa  
ENG 345 American Ethnic Minority Literature  
HIS 243 Churches and the Civil Rights Movement  
HIS 245 African American Religion  
HIS 321 African American History to 1877  
HIS 322 African American History Sonce 1877  
FLM 322* Film Appreciation: World Cinema  
MUS 314* Folk Music  
PSC 422 Seminar: The United States  
SOC 250 Social Inequality  
Track B-Third World
Subject Course Title  
ANT 264 Medical Anthropology (Health Behaviors)  
ANT 337 Urban Anthropology: Third World Focus  
ENG 344 Literature of Africa  
FLM 322* Film Appreciation: World Cinema  
HIS 116 Introduction to Modern World  
HIS 355 Development of Socialism  
HIS 375 History of Japan  
MUS 130 Introduction to World Music  
PHI 210 Asian Philosophies  
PSC 230 Middle Eastern Politics  
PSC 250 Asian Politics  
PSC 420 Seminar: The United States and Asia  
PSC 422 Seminar: The United States and the Middle East and Africa