African Diaspora Studies

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 2019 courses are in bold

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

10600

Introduction to African Diaspora (Horsley)

CSCR

CSCR

12300

14500

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts (Ioanide)

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 (Horsley)

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

SOCI

24000

Special Topics in Inequality: Inequality and its Consequences

POLT

40200

SEM: Black American Politics (Figueroa)

CMST

36000

Race and Public Policy (Brown)

SOCI

33703

Discipline and Punishment in Public Schools (Dunning-Lozano)

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 (Ioanide)

CMST

42500

Rhetoric of Religion (House)

ENGL

22000

Black Women Writers (Adams)

ENGL

22100

Survey of African American Literature

ENGL

46900

African American Literature: Toni Morrison

HIST

22700

Early Islam

HIST

39202

Revolution & Counter Revolutions

JAZZ

16100

Survey of Jazz History (Evans)

MUNM

10308

West African Drumming and Dance Ensemble (Whitehead)

MUNM

22300

African American Popular Music

MUNM

25600

Women in Popular Music: From Bessie Smith to MTV

POLT

33300

Understanding Islam (Barlas)

WGST

24200

Striking a Pose: Trans* Representations in Media (Ballamy)

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 (Ioanide)

CSCR

45001

ST: Exploring Black Sexualities

CSCR

43300

Education, Oppression, and Liberation

ENGL

18200

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

HLTH

21200

Inequalities in Health (Clarke)

POLT

14100

Power: Sex, Class, and Race

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)

ANTH

24100

Modern Africa

ARTH

27000

African Art and Architecture (Majeed)

CSCR

43500

Black Radical Traditions

POLT

12900

Explorations in Global & Comparative Studies (Soyinka-Airewele)

POLT

32300

Race & Colonialism

POLT

33200

Africa Through Film

SOCI

20700

Race and Ethnicity (Grunberg)

SOCI

34500

21st Century Conversations on Race

WGST

28800

ST: Transnational Feminisms (Casumbal)

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