An independent study project is required for completion of the major. This course allows a faculty member and student the opportunity to work together closely on a topic of particular interest to the student. It is designed to allow maximum flexibility in exploring ways to integrate their knowledge of African American culture through a consideration of a specific era, institution, or issue pertinent to the Africa American experience or through an examination of academic or creative works.
In addition to the course requirements, directed studies, internships and off-campus-study opportunities may be woven into students' plans of study.
Many of Coe’s African American Studies majors and minors have also participated in campus clubs and organizations including BSEO (Black Self-Education Organization) and Multicultural Fusion among others.