African American Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
200 Foust Building
Frank Woods, Director, African American Studies Program
Willie L. Baber, Department of Anthropology
Shelly L. Brown, Department of Sociology
Michael Cauthen, Lecturer, African American Studies Program
Steven Cureton, Department of Sociology
Audrey Daniel, Office of Multicultural Affairs
George Dimock, Department of Art
SallyAnn H. Ferguson, Department of English
William D. Hart, Department of Religious Studies
Thomas Jackson, Department of History
Colleen Kriger, Department of History
Courtney Moore, African American Studies Program
Deborah Pelli, Department of Biology
The African American Studies Program is committed to sustaining an academic environment in which African American students and students of every race or ethnicity are motivated to develop to their full potential. Through interdisciplinary courses, the students can achieve an informed appreciation of the history and socioculture of persons of African descent, as well as the history and socioculture of others. Set in an urban institutional environment, the Program offers students an array of scholastic and experiential opportunities. The Program contributes to the social, aesthetic, and ethical development of its students and supports them as they pursue their academic goals. African American Studies nurtures intellectual curiosity, tolerance, and commitment to the ideals of social justice and equality, attributes prized by the University community and society at large.
Students who wish to declare a second major in African American Studies must complete all requirements listed above under the degree selected.
Required: minimum of 18 semester hours
AFS 201 and 210 are required for all AFS minors. Students may select the additional 12 hours required for the minor from any courses listed in “Additional AFS and Related Area Courses”.