Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2021-2022 Program: African American Studies Minor

African American Studies Minor

The African American Studies minor at Flagler College is an interdisciplinary (“integrated”) minor that coordinates courses on people of African descent in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean into a coherent and rewarding academic offering that encourages students to think critically about the global black experience.  The program is designed to facilitate the development of critical thinking skills that will challenge students to become thoughtful, reflective, an engaged citizens of a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic global community.  Multidisciplinary methods of inquiry and research give students a range of theoretical approaches to the central questions and concerns of Diaspora studies–including history, race, culture, identity, diversity, and society.  The African American Studies program will also promote a campus climate that encourages students to reflect upon and discuss contemporary issues regarding race, ethnicity, and culture from a position of informed understanding.

Minor Requirements

The African American Studies Minor requires a minimum of 21 hours, including the required HIS 210WI.  Students must select their remaining courses from  three elective categories with a minimum of two courses coming from each category (18 minimum hours).

Required Course (3 Hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HIS 210WI - African-American History Credits: 3

Electives (18 Hours)

Art, Literature, and Communication (6 Hours)

Complete at least two courses from the following:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ART 370 - Race and Visual Culture Credits: 3
COM 336 - Stereotypes and Mass Media

Prerequisite(s): COM 208.

Credits: 3
COM 330 - Race and Rhetoric

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

Credits: 3
COM 332 - Social Movement Rhetoric

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

Credits: 3
ENG 325 - African American Literature

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

Credits: 3
ENG 333 - Postcolonial Literature

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

Credits: 3
  • ENG 340 - Zora Neal Hurston Credits: 3
  • ENG 340 - The Harlem Renaissance Credits: 3
  • ENG 340 - African American Women’s Poetry Credits: 3
  • PHI 337 - Africana Philosophy Credits: 3

    History (6 Hours)

    Complete at least two courses from the following:

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    HIS 262WI - Introduction to African History Credits: 3
    HIS 320 - Slavery in the United States Credits: 3
    HIS 322 - Civil Rights Credits: 3
    HIS 323 - Reconstruction and Jim Crow America Credits: 3
    HIS 316 - History of Cuba Credits: 3
    HIS 362 - Pre-Modern Africa Credits: 3
    HIS 363 - Modern Africa Credits: 3
    HIS 451 - Southern Cultural History Credits: 3

    Social Sciences (6 Hours)

    Complete at least two courses from the following:

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ANT 305 - Advanced Cultural Anthropology: Comparative Cultures

    Prerequisite(s): ANT 201WI.

    Credits: 3
    ANT 317 - African Diaspora Anthropology and Archaeology Credits: 3
    ANT 420 - Urban Anthropology

    Prerequisite(s): ANT 201WI.

    Credits: 3
    ANT 471 - Archaeology Fieldwork

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

    Credits: 1-6
    COM 336 - Stereotypes and Mass Media

    Prerequisite(s): COM 208.

    Credits: 3
    CRM 451 - Race and Crime

    Prerequisite(s): CRM 160.

    Credits: 3
    ECO 365 - Economics of Inequality in the U.S.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 101WI or ECO 211.

    Credits: 3
    ESL 315 - Cross Cultural Communications

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Education Department


    Course offered every semester.
    Credits: 3
    SOC 201WI - Contemporary Social Problems

    Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI.


    Offered each semester.
    Credits: 3
    SOC 350 - Social Stratification

    Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI.

    Credits: 3
    SOC 451 - Race and Crime Credits: 3

    Selected Topics

    The Kenan Distinguished Professor of History in consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, will consider relevant “Selected Topics” courses (those with the 340/440 classification number) for the minor on a case-by-case basis.

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