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Various prominent African-American icons represent the African-American Studies minor at Curry CollegeThe Black Studies minor is an independent, interdisciplinary academic program. The minor allows students to gain a greater understanding of the experiences of African-American peoples in the United States. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will gain a broader sense of what it means to be an "American" and to live in an ethnically diverse country. Students may obtain a minor in Black Studies in conjunction with a major in any area of study.

Course Requirements and Information

Requirements for the Black Studies Minor:

AFAM/P&H 2450 Introduction to African-American Cultures 3
AFAM 3900 Senior Seminar: Special Topics 3

Choose three of the following electives: 9
AFAM/P&H 2000 Contemporary Black Worlds
AFAM/ENG 2150 African-American Literature
AFAM/P&H 2330 African-American History
AFAM/P&H 2492 African-American Cinema
AFAM 3450/4100 Internship or Independent Reading
Total Credits: 15

Upon completion of a Minor in African American Studies, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the causes of inequality
  2. Exemplify change over time through the exploration of distinct historical periods in the Black Experience
  3. Explain the impact of past discrimination on current conditions in the black community
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