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African American Studies

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the African American Studies Minor?

African Americans have made important creative, political and intellectual contributions to the United States and to the cultures of the world. In the study of the history, cultural expression, and political struggles of African Americans, students are given the opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of this diverse, dynamic culture and people. In addition, the minor allows students to develop writing and critical thinking skills that are essential to job placement and advancement.

Admission Requirements

This African American Studies minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. Students should choose courses carefuly to void excessive overlap with their major or second minor. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major. Students may apply 6 credits of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

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Required Courses
Credit Hours

Required Courses

African-American History
3
Intro African American Studies
3

Electives - Choose one

African American Art History
3
or
African-Amer Cult Expression
3
or
Black Literature
3
or
Intro-African Literature
3

Electives - Choose three

For a total of 9 credits.
Modern Civil Rights Movement
3
or
African-American Women's Hist
3
or
Modern Africa
3
or
Gender and Race in Film
3
or
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
3