African Diaspora Studies - Coastal Carolina University
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African Diaspora Studies

Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in African Diaspora Studies provides you with the learning environment and the tools to deepen their knowledge about the history, art, and culture of people of African descent. From the local Gullah communities to the worldwide African diaspora, this field of study seeks to provide a scholarly approach to understanding the lives of black people wherever they are located across the globe. By studying the minor, you will develop multifaceted analytical tools of inquiry for human engagement and informed citizenship; therefore, the minor complements almost every major. The minor consists of 18 credit hours of coursework drawn from at least three disciplines and up to six disciplines. 

Learning Opportunities

Coursework

Foundation: (Choose 1) 

  • HIST 250 - Historical Research and Writing (3 credits) * 
  • HFA 250 - Research Methods in African Diaspora Studies (3 credits) 

Electives (Choose 3) 

  • ARTD 440 Q - Pre-Professional Studio (3 to 6 credits) * 
  • ARTS 440 Q - Pre-Professional Studio (3 to 6 credits) * 
  • ENGL 205 - Literature and Culture (3 credits) * 
  • ENGL 341 - African-American Literature, 1750-present (3 credits) 
  • ENGL 352 - African American English (3 credits) 
  • ANTH 314 - Survey of African American Music (3 credits) 
  • ANTH 315 - The Caribbean (3 credits) 
  • ANTH 317 Q - Gullah Culture and Identity (3 credits) 
  • ANTH 318 - Topics in Ethnic Identity (3 credits) * 
  • ANTH 345 - Archaeology of Plantations (3 credits) 
  • ANTH 391 - Ethnographic Methods (3 credits) * 
  • ANTH 427 - African Prehistory (3 credits) 
  • ANTH 495 Q - Internship in Anthropology (1 to 12 credits) * 
  • HFA 391 Q - Press Project Workshop (1 to 3 credits) * 
  • HIST 200 - Introduction to Southern Studies (3 credits) 
  • HIST 312 - Patterns in World History (3 credits) 
  • HIST 355 - Latin American Culture and Civilization (3 credits) 
  • HIST 363 - Black Atlantic & African Diaspora (3 credits) 
  • HIST 367 - Colonial America (3 credits) 
  • HIST 383 - History of the Colony and State of South Carolina (3 credits) 
  • HIST 443 - Modern Colonialism (3 credits) * 
  • HIST 455 Q* - Special Topics in Latin American History (3 credits) * 
  • HIST 463 Q* - Topics in Race and Ethnicity (3 credits) 
  • HIST 495 Q - Internship in History (3 to 12 credits) * 
  • MUS 207 - Introduction to World Music (3 credits) * 
  • MUS 258 - Jazz and the American Experience (3 credits) 
  • RELG 322 - Introduction to Islam (3 credits) 
  • RELG 356 - Islam in America (3 credits) 
  • RELG 366 - Religions of the West African Diaspora (3 credits) 
  • POLI 330 - Introduction to the Middle East (3 credits) 
  • POLI 346 - Contemporary African Politics (3 credits) 
  • POLI 348 - Introduction to Africa (3 credits) 
  • POLI 349 - Comparative African Politics (3 credits) 
  • POLI 481 - Democracy and Development in Africa (3 credits) 
  • SOC 300 Q* - Social Justice (3 to 4 credits) 
  • SOC 355 Q* - Race and Ethnicity (3 credits)  
  • WGST 305 Q* - Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Class in Popular Culture (3 credits) 

 

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