M. Nicole Horsley
Assistant Professor and 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

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The Minor in African Diaspora Studies Spring 2020 courses are in bold

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

10600

Introduction to African Diaspora

CSCR

CSCR

12300

14500

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts

OR

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

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

CSCR

38000

Applied Research in Culture, Race and Ethnicity

EDUC

29900

Black Feminist Alchemy: Theory into Practice

POLT

40200

SEM: Social and Racial Justice

POLT

37000

Race, Class, and Geographies of Housing

CMST

36000

Race and Public Policy

SOCI

20300

Juvenile Delinquency/Youth Incarceration and Justice

SOCI

33703

Discipline and Punishment in Public Schools

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

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

46900

Seminar in African-American Literature: The Legacy of Toni Morrison

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

22300

African American Popular Music

MUNM

25600

Women in Popular Music: From Bessie Smith to MTV

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

CSCR

45001

ST: Exploring Black Sexualities

ENGL

18200

The Power of Injustice & the Injustice of Power: Life at the Margins in American Literature

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

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

CSCR

20100

Black Cinema: Exploring the Black Image through Film

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