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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.

Required Courses

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ABS 110Expressive African American Culture OR


ABS 201Introduction to Africana Studies 1400 to 1865 OR
ABS 202Introduction to Africana Studies 1865 to Present
HIST 332History of the Black Diaspora5

Africana Electives

Select three ABS elective courses. This also includes HIST 331 and Eng 330. (12-15 Credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ABS 300Black Diaspora Studies5
ABS 302Hip Hop as Global Culture5
ABS 30520th Century Black Women's Literature4
ABS 310Black Diaspora: France and French Caribbean4
ABS 400Race and Literature4
HIST 331Colonial Africa3-5
ENG 330African American Literature4
Social Science Electives (Select One)
POSC 365African Politics OR5
SOC 365Minority Groups OR5
ETS/SOC 354Minority Experiences OR5
LAJ 402African American and the Constitution4
Special Topics 
ABS 398Special Topics4-6

Total: 30-36