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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Black Diaspora Studies Minor

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (BLDSP)

The minor in Black Diaspora Studies is designed to broaden the perspectives of students through an examination of the international/transnational dimensions of the experiences of African and African-descent populations, particularly those in the Western Hemisphere. Since the early sixteenth century, when Europe, the Americas, and Africa were brought into a pattern of sustained interaction following the onset of the Age of European Discovery, the African slave trade and other forms of migration and exchange have been critical to the formative experience of Africans and African-descent populations linked by the Atlantic. The intensity and impact of those exchanges have varied over time, but the presence of Africans and African-descent populations in the evolution of Atlantic civilization constitutes the core of the study of the African Diaspora.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

A. PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
AAAS 110 GS;IL(3), AAAS/HIST 211 GH;US;IL(3), AFAM 100 GS;US(3) (Sem: 1-4)

B. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (9 credits, 6 of which must be at the 400 level)

AAAS/SPAN 132 IL(3), AAAS/HIST 191 GH;IL(3), AAAS/HIST 250 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
AAAS/HIST 431 US;IL(3), AAAS/HIST 432 IL(3), AFR 440 US;IL(3), PLSC 453 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

 

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-01-134

Review Date: 8/31/04

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