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Course Requirements


Four-Year Plan

A typical four-year plan for a student majoring in African American studies looks something like this. Keep in mind that most students take four courses per semester. There is considerable flexibility, which allows for additional majors and minors. For more details, refer to the college catalog.

First Year

  • AAM 107 Introduction to African American Studies
  • HIS 145 History of the United States to 1865

Second Year

  • HIS 227 The American Civil War
  • AAM/ENG 267 African American Literature
  • AMS 100 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium (0.2 credit)

Third Year

  • AAM 367 Studies in African American Literature
  • EDU 387 Human Relations
  • AMS 100 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium (0.2 credit)

Fourth Year

  • SOC 328 Urban Sociology
  • ENG 347 Studies in Contemporary American Literature
  • AAM 815 Independent Study