2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

African American Studies

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

Program Requirements

African American Studies, Minor Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Minor Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose the African American Studies Minor? - Program Spotlight

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.

More Information 

ADVISOR: Grant Snider
PHONE: 231-591-3615
EMAIL:

Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive/JOH 119
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-3675

 
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