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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.

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

  1. Policy and Praxis
  2. Culture and History
  3. Power and Liberation
  4. Comparative and International

The Minor in African Diaspora Studies:  SPRING 2021 courses are in bold.

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

10600

Introduction to African Diaspora

CSCR

12300

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts

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

CSCR

24200

Miscegenation and Racial Binaries

CSCR

30501

Practicum in Social Change: Urban Mentorship Initiative

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theories in the United States

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

SOCI

24000

Special Topics in Inequality: Inequality and its Consequences

POLT

40200

SEM: Black American Politics

POLT

31900

ST: Race, Class, and Housing

SOCI

20300

Juvenile Delinquency/Youth Incarceration and Justice

SOCI

33703

Discipline and Punishment in Public Schools

SOCI

43501

ST: Surveillance & Society

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

CSCR

20700

Hip Hop Feminism

CSCR

21100

American Gangster

CSCR

25000

Hip-Hop Cultures

CSCR

25600

Politics of Whiteness

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in American Media

CMST

42500

Rhetoric of Religion

ENGL

22000

Black Women Writers

ENGL

22100

Survey of African American Literature

ENGL

36900

Multicultural American Literature

ENGL

46900

African American Literature:  Toni Morrison

HIST

18400

Caribbean History 1492-present

HIST

22700

Early Islam

HIST

39202

Revolution & Counter Revolutions

HIST

24600

After the American Civil War: Race, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation

HIST

37000

Slavery & the Old South

JAZZ

16100

Survey of Jazz History

MUNM

10308

West African Drumming and Dance Ensemble

MUNM

25900

African American Popular Music: Blues to Hip Hop

MUNM

25600

Women in Popular Music: From Bessie Smith to MTV

SOCI

33507

ST: Black Lives, Black Arts

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

CSCR

29005

ST: Moving Towards a Black (Fem(me)) Queer Politic

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics

CSCR

29000

Black Sexualities

CSCR

43300

Education, Oppression, and Liberation

HLTH

21200

Inequalities in Health

HLTH

21300

Multicultural Perspectives on Healing

SPMM

40700

Sport in the Civil Rights Movement

SOCI

43701

Special Topics in Inequality: Women of Color

SOCI

32600

Social Movements

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

CSCR

42000

Scholarship of and by Women of Color

CSCR

43500

Black Radical Traditions

ANTH

24100

Continuity and Change in African Cultures and Societies

ARTH

27000

African Art and Architecture (Majeed)

POLT

12900

Explorations in Global & Comparative Studies

POLT

33200

Africa Through Film

SOCI

20700

Race and Ethnicity

SOCI

34500

21st Century Conversations on Race

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

10600

Introduction to African Diaspora

CSCR

12300

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts

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

CSCR

24200

Miscegenation and Racial Binaries

CSCR

30501

Practicum in Social Change: Urban Mentorship Initiative

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theories in the United States

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

SOCI

24000

Special Topics in Inequality: Inequality and its Consequences

POLT

40200

SEM: Black American Politics

POLT

31900

ST: Race, Class, and Housing

SOCI

20300

Juvenile Delinquency/Youth Incarceration and Justice

SOCI

43501

ST: Surveillance & Society

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

CSCR

20700

Hip Hop Feminism

CSCR

21100

American Gangster

CSCR

25000

Hip-Hop Cultures

CSCR

25600

Politics of Whiteness

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in American Media

CMST

42500

Rhetoric of Religion

ENGL

22000

Black Women Writers

ENGL

22100

Survey of African American Literature

ENGL

36900

Multicultural American Literature

ENGL

46900

African American Literature:  Toni Morrison

HIST

18400

Caribbean History 1492-present

HIST

22700

Early Islam

HIST

39202

Revolution & Counter Revolutions

HIST

24600

After the American Civil War: Race, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation

HIST

37000

Slavery & the Old South

JAZZ

16100

Survey of Jazz History

MUNM

10308

West African Drumming and Dance Ensemble

SOCI

33507

ST: Black Lives, Black Arts

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

CSCR

29005

ST: Moving Towards a Black (Fem(me)) Queer Politic

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics

CSCR

26200

Black Sexualities

CSCR

43300

Education, Oppression, and Liberation

HLTH

21200

Inequalities in Health

HLTH

21300

Multicultural Perspectives on Health & Healing

SPMM

40700

Sport in the Civil Rights Movement

SOCI

43701

Special Topics in Inequality: Women of Color

SOCI

32600

Social Movements

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

CSCR

20100

Black Cinema

CSCR

42000

Scholarship of and by Women of Color

CSCR

43500

Black Radical Traditions

ANTH

24100

Continuity and Change in African Cultures and Societies

ARTH

27000

African Art and Architecture

POLT

12900

Explorations in Global & Comparative Studies

POLT

33200

Africa Through Film

SOCI

20700

Race and Ethnicity

SOCI

34500

21st Century Conversations on Race