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African and African Diaspora Studies
Degree Requirements

African and African Diaspora Studies Minor
(6 semester course credits)
Minor available for declaration beginning fall 2014

Required:

At least one core course selected from among the following:

ENG 043 Survey of African American Literature I (1)

ENG 117 20th-Century African American Literature (1)

ENG 147 Survey of 19th-Century African American Literature (1)

ETHS 052 African American Women’s History (1)

ETHS 150 Black Feminist Theory (1)*

FREN 102 Introduction to Francophone Literature (1)*

GOVT 142 African Politics (1)*

HIST 151 African American History Since Emancipation (1)

Five additional courses selected in consultation with advisor from among the core courses and the following courses:
DNC 015/115 Jazz (.25)

DNC 016/116 African Haitian and Dunham Technique (.25)

ENG 157 African Literature (1)*

ETHS 039 Raices (Roots): Latin America and the Caribbean (1)*

ETHS 114 African Diasporic Representations in Film (1)*

ETHS 157 Race, Gender, and the Criminal Justice System (1)

FREN 168 Francophone Women's Writing from Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti (1)*

GOVT 141 Politics of Developing Nations (1)*

HIST 118 The Civil Rights Movement in the United States, 1941 to the Present (1)

LET 115 Reading African and Caribbean Literatures (1)*

LET 142 French and Francophone Women Writers (1)*

LET 149 Postcolonial Conditions: Contemporary Women's Writing from Africa (1)*

LET 155/255 Reading War in Postcolonial Literature from Africa (1)*

MUS 070/170 African American Music: The Meaning and the Message (1)

MUS 029/129 African Drumming (.25)

MUS 030/130 Vocal Jazz Improvisation Ensemble (.25)

SOC 129 Race and Ethnic Relations (1)

SOC 146 Sociology of Hiphop (1)

SOC 156 Sociology of Oakland (1)

WGSS 175 Transnational Sexualities (1)*

Students must complete at least one course from the letters division and one course from the social sciences division. In addition, they must also complete at least two courses that deal with a region other than the United States. (*These courses are marked with an asterisk.) Special topics courses can be counted toward the minor with advisor approval. Students may also count up to one credit of music performance or dance technique courses from the courses listed from related special topics offerings toward the minor.

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Last Updated: 4/16/14