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African American Studies MIN

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
HIST 201 African-American History 3
AFAM 107 Intro African American Studies 3
Choose one (for a total of 3 credits):
ARTH 203 African American Art History 3
HUMN 202 African-Amer Cult Expression 3
LITR 202 Black Literature 3
LITR 203 Intro-African Literature 3
Choose three (for a total of 9 credits):
HIST 315 Civil Rights Movement 3
HIST 326 African-American Women's Hist 3
HIST 370 Modern Africa 3
FILM 360 Gender and Race in Film 3
SOCY 340 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 3

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. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the 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.

More Information

College of Arts and Sciences
Kimn Carlton-Smith, Advisor
Campus Address: ASC 2068
Phone: 231-591-5850
Email: carltonk@ferris.edu

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