text only
University of South Alabama
Home Index Search Directories Faq
USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015


Director: Dr. Kern M. Jackson (251) 460-6146
Faculty Affiliates:
Dr. Martha Jane Brazy, History
Dr. Donald Devore, History
  Mr. W. Frye Gaillard, History
  Dr. Henry M. McKiven, Jr., History
  Dr. Clarence L. Mohr, History
  Dr. Gloria J. Palileo, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
  Dr. Christopher Raczkowski
  Dr. Cornia Schulze
  Dr. Betty Trout-Kelly
  Dr. Sue Walker, English
  Dr. Susan Youngblood, Philosophy
  Dr. Joycelyn Finley-Hervey, Interdicipline Studies
The minor in African American Studies provides an interdisciplinary investigation of the experiences, conditions, origins, accomplishments, and contributions of people of African ancestry in the United States. Students may deepen their appreciation and understanding of African-Americans by studying their earlier history in Africa, their transition to the New World, and their diasporic experiences in other parts of the world. The African-American Studies Program is comprised of eighteen courses offered through seven departments of instruction within the College of Arts and Sciences.
The minor in African-American Studies takes advantage of those characteristics of the African-American experience that make it uniquely valuable for serious academic study and teaching, for it exposes students to the diversity and unity of the African-American experience as well as to the similarities and differences among the cultures of Africa.
Core Requirements
  1. AFR 101, Introduction to African-American Studies (three semester hours). This course is to be taken immediately after the African-American Studies minor is declared.
  2. At least one humanities and one social science course selected from the offerings below.
  3. The election of additional courses to bring the total credits to at least 21 hours.
African-American Studies Course Offerings
AFR 101 (Required)
Humanities Courses
EH 242 EH 468 PHL 331
EH 477 EH 492  
Social Science Courses
HY 362 HY 479 HY 435 GS 290
HY 377 HY 477 HY 478 GS 492
HY 485 PSY 270 SY 220 PSC 340
SY 315 SY 435 SY 445
ARH 250 ARH 343 AIS 320
A description of these courses may be found under the appropriate departments.

University of South Alabama - Mobile Alabama 36688-0002 / 1 (251) 460-6101
For questions or comments Contact Us
Date last changed: April 4, 2014 11:28 AM

University of South Alabama