Minors

African Diaspora Studies

Sean Eversley Bradwell, Assistant Professor and Co-Coordinator
Paula Ioanide, Associate Professor and Co-Coordinator

The African Diaspora Studies minor covers a broad range of issues, from the historically constructed and contested nature of individual identities to issues of cultural and historical representation, social justice, and struggles for racial redress. While the primary focus of the minor is on the experiences of African-Americans, its overall objective is to encourage, allow, and facilitate a study of the self in relation to the other. Where possible, courses rely on historical and comparative methodologies, a combination of epistemological/theoretical concerns with an analysis of “real-life” problems, and a critical approach to the processes of knowledge construction, all of which allow students to develop a contextual understanding of the issues they are studying.

Minors are required to take six courses (18 credit hours), two from Conceptual Frameworks and one each from the following four categories:

Comparative and International
Culture and History
Policy and Praxis
Power and Liberation

Registration for a Minor form

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

10600

Introduction to African Diaspora

CSCR

CSCR

POLT

12300

14500

14500

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts or

Politics of Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Culture (x-listed with POLT 14500)

Politics of Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Culture (x-listed with CSCR 14500)

 

Policy & Praxis (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

24200

Miscegenation and Racial Binaries

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theories

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

SOCI

24000

Special Topics in Inequality: Inequality and its Consequences

 

Culture & History (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

25000

Hip-Hop Cultures

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in American Media

CSCR

22901

American Gangster

MUNM

25600

Women in Popular Music: From Bessie Smith to MTV

MUNM

22300

African American Popular Music

ENGL

22000

Black Women Writers

ENGL

22100

Survey of African American Literature

ENGL

37100

Studies in African American Literature

HIST

37000

Slavery and the Old South

JAZZ

16100

Survey of Jazz History

MUMC

10700

African Drum and Dance Performance Practices

 

Power & Liberation (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

43300

Education, Oppression, and Liberation

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics

POLT

14100

Power: Sex, Class, and Race

HLTH

21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

SPMM

40700

Sport in the Civil Rights Movement

SOCI

43701

Special Topics in Inequality: Women of Color

 

Comparative & International (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

30700

Race and Colonialism

CSCR

43400

Capstone Seminar: Culture, Race & Ethnicity (recommended but not required)

ANTH

24100

Modern Africa

POLT

12900

Introduction to Global Studies

POLT

33400

Politics of Rights and Culture

POLT

33200

Africa Through Film

POLT

33600

Whiteness and Multiculturalism

SOCI

20700

Race and Ethnicity

SOCI

30300

Global Race & Ethnic Relations

SOCI

33700

Special Topics in Inequality: Advanced Race and Ethnicity

 

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