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Africana Studies

Required Courses:


AA 120 Introduction to Africana Studies and the Black Experience

AA 400 Seminar and the Practicum in Africana Studies


Africana Studies Electives:


Africana studies courses are classified by thematic tracks including 1) Cultural Production and Expression 2) Social and Structural Analysis and 3) Historical Investigation. Students choose 3 courses (or 9 hours) to include at least one (1) course from two (2) of the tracks. One elective course (3 hrs) must have an AA designation.


Theme/Track 1: Cultural Production and Expression


AA 301 African Americans in Film

EN 334 African American Literature. Prerequisite: EN101

MU 128 History of Rock-n-Roll

MU 200 History and Appreciation of Jazz


Theme/Track 2: Social and Structural Analyses


AA 201: Peoples and Cultures of Africa

SO 301 Contemporary Social Problems Prerequisite: SO100 or PY100

SO 302 Race and Ethnicity


Theme/Track 3: Historical Investigation


AA 301 Africans and the Making of the Atlantic World

HI 220 African American History

HI 221 African History


Total Credit Hours: 15


Students must earn a 2.0 or better in all courses counting toward the minor in Africana Studies.


Students may minor in Africana Studies in conjunction with any major course of study, and courses taken toward the minor may also count toward Core Requirements. A minimum of 9 hours must be completed at Wesley College, and at least 6 credits must be at or above the 300-level. Special Topics courses may count as electives in the tracks with the approval of the Africana Studies Advisor.