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Chair:
Seth N. Asumah
Old Main, Room 208-B
Phone: 607-753-4105
Fax: 607-753-5760

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Program Details

African American Studies: Concentration in African American Sociological, Political, and Community Development [AAS/AASC] (Major)

For more information about this program, contact the Africana Studies Department.

A. Nine Credit Hours:
  • AAS 100 - Introduction to African American Studies (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 412 - Independent Research in African American Studies (1-3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 486 - Senior Seminar in African American Studies (3 cr. hr.)
B. 27 Hours in Additional Courses in African American Studies.

With at least 18 hours in courses numbered 300 and above, including:

At least one course from African American history:
  • AAS 225 - Introduction to Africa (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 321 - Africa, Human Origins to 1800 (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 322 - Modern Africa, 1800-Present (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 334 - African American History to 1865 (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 336 - African American History since 1865 (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 390 - South Africa (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 428 - The Civil Rights Movement in America (3 cr. hr.)
At least one course from African American literature and the humanities:
  • AAS 110 - Survey of African American Music (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 241 - African American Chorale (1 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 251 - Introduction to African American Literature (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 260 - Geography on Film (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 332 - Jazz (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 352 - Early African American Writing (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 353 - Recent African American Writing (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 425 - African American Women Novelists (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 436 - Films of Spike Lee (3 cr. hr.)
At least one course from education and administration of African American institutions:
  • AAS 581 - Teaching the Inner City Child (3 cr. hr.)
At least 12 hours from African American sociological, political and community development:
  • AAS 110 - Survey of African American Music (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 120 - Politics and Multiculturalism (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 170 - Institutional Racism (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 290 - Introduction to African Politics and Society (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 291 - Studies in African American Liberation Movements (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 292 - Race and Politics in America (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 304 - Peoples of Africa (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 362 - Politics of Developing Nation States (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 376 - African American Community Organizations (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 395 - International Race Relations (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 396 - African American Social and Political Thought I (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 397 - African American Social and Political Thought II (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 432 - African Americans in Television and Film (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 475 - African American Religions (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 485 - Africa, South of the Sahara (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 590 - Seminar in African Politics and Society (3 cr. hr.)
  • AAS 591 - Current Issues and Problems in African American Politics (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124