The African American Studies Program at UNCG (AFS) has grown from two classes in 1982 into a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum which now offers a major, minor, and graduate certificate.
|1982-3||Black studies offered as a "student-designed" minor.|
|1986||First offering of Black Studies Specific courses: BKS 100 Blacks in America; and BKS 110 Blacks in American Society: Social, Economic and Political Perspectives.|
|1990-91||Black studies introduced three experiemntal courses. BKS 200 Afro-American Art History; BKS 210 Afro-American Literature and Liberation; and BKS 220 The Portrayal of Afro-Americans in Art and Film.|
|1991-92||Additions to African American Studies Core Curriculum. BKS 200 was approved as a core program course and BKS 493 as an Honors course.|
|1992-93||The Black Studies Program changed its name to the African American Studies Program|
|Fall 2002||Began to offer bachelor's degree in African American Studies|
|Fall 2009||Began to offer Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate|
Past directors: Dr. Lee Bernick, Dr. Ed Bell, Dr. Willie Baber, Dr. Angela Rhone, Dr. Frank Woods.
Current Director: Dr. Tara T. Green