African American and Africana Studies

The African American and Africana Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the historical and contemporary experiences of people of African heritage. The study of race, ethnicity, and other forms of collective identity will be central concerns of the minor, as are intersecting issues such as gender, sexuality, diversity, and inclusion.

This minor leads students to a comprehensive understanding of the African American experience and African Diaspora.

Minor Coordinator: Paul Clement  


Complete five of the following courses.             

Course Credits
EN 235 African American Literature   
EN 274 Voices of Civil Rights in American History   
FI 203 African American Film Culture  
FM 363 Corporate Social Responsibility  
HA 219 African American Art  
HA 223 African Art and Civilization  
HA 239 The History of African Textiles and Fashion  
HA 385 Racism and Antiracism in Public Art and Architecture of the United States (Honors)  
HI 201 Classics in African American History  
HI 205 American Business from Slavery to the Present  
HI 209 Fashion and Slavery   
HI 280A Crime, Police, and Prisons in American History  
MC 209 Hispanic Cultures In New York  
MC/FI 211 Inventing Places: Spatial Myths In Brazilian Cinema  
MC 300 The Poetics of Sound in Hispanic Caribbean Literature
MC 301 Imaginary Encounters: Representations of the Caribbean (Honors)  
MC 303 Black in Paris: African American, African, and Caribbean Writers in the City of Lights (Honors)    
MC 306 Narratives of Global Capital: Francophone Africa from the 1960's to the Present  
SS 275 Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations  
SS304/MC 304 Introduction to Caribbean Studies
SS/MC 308 White Gold: Sugar, Power, and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism  
SS 355 Contemporary African Politics

Please check the Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions and any prerequisite information.