African American Studies, Minor

The African American (AFAM) Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program of coursework designed to expose students to the culture, literature, art, music, psychology, sociology, religion and the health issues of Africa and the African Diaspora.

The program, through a multidisciplinary approach, focuses on the experiences of the descendants of Africa. It encourages the global connection between Africa and America through the culture of African Americans. Through this interdisciplinary approach, students will enhance their communication skills, oral and written, and critical thinking skills.

To fulfill a minor in AFAM at CSU, students must complete 18 hours of AFAM coursework. There are 2 required courses for the AFAM minor, AFAM 2010 Intro-African American Studies and AFAM 2050 AFAM Intellectuals. Students will take an additional 12 hours of AFAM courses drawn from the list below.

Program Requirements

Required Courses6
AFAM 2010Intro-African American Studies3
AFAM 2050AFAM Intellectuals3
Upper Division Electives12
Choose 12 hours from the following:12
Any 3000-4000 level AFAM course
Race and Crime
African American Literature I
African American Literature II
Carribbean Literature
Caribbean History
History of Sub Sahara Africa
Spec. Topics in Hist-Mid. East
African American Hist. to 1877
African Am. Hist. since 1877
African American Politics
Politics of Africa
Psych. of African-American Exp
Race and Ethnicity
African-American Theatre
Total Credit Hours18

Courses taken in Area F or as upper division major electives (allowable by major) may be counted as coursework in the AFAM minor. Please note that all courses listed here are offered in rotation in their home departments.