M. Nicole Horsley
Assistant Professor and Coordinator

The African Diaspora Studies Minor examines the experiences of people of the African Diaspora: sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America; the Caribbean; the United States; Canada; and Europe. The African Diaspora is based upon a globalized notion of blackness—a collective notion of community and identity.  It describes the dispersal, movement, migration, and removal/exile of people from Africa. From an African American and African Diaspora Studies perspective, the minor examines the movement and migration of blackness through geography (Africa, the U.S., the Caribbean, and other locales); culture (art, music, film & media, beauty); and identity (race, gender, sexuality, class) to understand the afterlife of slavery through mass incarceration, anti-blackness, and other disparaging systems created to maintain white domination.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the major historical and sociopolitical developments in the experiences of people of the African diaspora.
  2. Critically analyze information using theories, methods, and concepts from African Diaspora and African American Studies to bridge community action and scholarly inquiry.
  3. Interpret the relationships among race, power, and resistance.
  4. Examine how blackness and ethnicity intersect with other factors such as gender, class, sexuality, religion, and nationhood.
  5. Illustrate a deep understanding for the development of the African Diaspora and the quest for liberation and social justice.

Fall 2022 Minor List
Minor in African Diaspora Studies Fall 2022

ADS Minor FA2022 Courses

   Policy & Praxis    
CSCR 22400    Race, Place & Power
CSCR 32400    Critical Race Theories
SOCI 40500     Suvellance & Society

   Culture & History    
MUNM 25900  African American Popular Music: Blues to Hip Hop
ENGL 37100     African American Literature

   Power & Liberation    
CSCR 26200    Black Sexualities
HLTH 21300    Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health
CSCR 43300    Education, Oppression, Liberation
HLTH 31200    Inequalities in Health   

   Comparative & International    
HIST 18400 Caribbean History 1492-present
HIST 22700 Early Islam