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Africana

African Black Studies Minor

The courses in the Africana and Black Studies Program at CWU enhance the interdisciplinary tradition of the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) and other affiliate departments at CWU, acknowledging constructivist, positivist, comparative, progressive, modernist and post-modernist, post-colonial and Afrocentric approaches. The minor is designed for highly motivated and adventurous students who have a serious interest in learning about the Black Diaspora and its impact on the world.

Revised Africana and Black Studies Program (2015)

(Please note that we will substitute the new courses for any of those required in the old program.)

Required Courses

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ABS 110Expressive African American Culture

5
5

ABS 210Introduction to Africana and Black Studies (may
 substitute 201 or 202)
HIST 332History of the Black Diaspora5
 Subtotal15


Africana and Black Studies Electives - Select three. (11-15 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ABS 300Black Diaspora Studies: Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Cultures5
ABS 30520th Century Black Women's Literature5
ABS 308African American Folklore5
ABS 309Race and Sports: Freedom, Power, and Difference4
ABS 399ABS Seminar3-5
ABS 400Race and Literature4
ENG 330African American Literature5
HIST 331Colonial Africa5
   
Social Science Elective - Select one.  (4-5 credits)
SOC/ETS 354Minority Experiences5
LAJ 402African Americans and the Constitution4
POSC 365African Politics5
SOC 386Seminar on Racism5
 Subtotal15-20

Total: 30-35