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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

Required Courses

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ABS 110Expressive African American Culture5
ABS 210Introduction to Africana and Black Studies (may substitute 201 or 202)


HIST 332History of the Black Diaspora5

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 302Hip-Hop as Global Culture5
ABS 30520th Century Black Women's Literature4
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

Total: 30-35

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