Minor in African and African Diaspora Studies

Please note that the former Department of Africology is now the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies.

Course of Study: Minor

The purpose of the minor is to expose students to concepts, theories, and phenomena within the discipline of African and African Diaspora Studies.

Requirements

Total Credits for the African and African Diaspora Studies Minor

18

Courses (18 credits)

At least 12 of the 18 credits must be upper-division credits (300-level or above); of these upper-division credits, at least 6 must be from courses satisfying Option A of the major in African and African Diaspora Studies and at least 6 must be from courses satisfying Option B of the African and African Diaspora Studies major.

Option A: Political Economy.

  • Afric 235 - African Americans and South Africa,* 3 credits
  • Afric 239 - International Relations of African States, 3 credits
  • Afric 300 - Urban Violence, 3 credits
  • Afric 321 - Black Workers in Technologic Society, 3 credits
  • Afric 322 - Order and Disorder: The Quest for Social Justice, 3 credits
  • Afric 323 - Capitalism, Socialism, Nationalism, and Fascism, 3 credits
  • Afric 326 - Economic Problems of Black Business, 3 credits
  • Afric 329 - Problems and Prospects of U.S./Africa Economic Relations, 3 credits
  • Afric 334 - Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies,* 3 credits
  • Afric 341 - Black Politics and City Government, 3 credits
  • Afric 344 - Political Movements and Organizations in the Afroworld, 3 credits
  • Afric 361 - Philosophy and Thought in the Afroworld I
  • Afric 362 - Philosophy and Thought in the Afroworld II, 3 credits
  • Afric 381 - Honors Seminar: (Subtitle),* 3 credits
  • Afric 411 - Change in African-American Communities,* 3 credits
  • Afric 412 - Blacks and the United States Constitution, 3 credits
  • Afric 416 - Race, Injustice, and Change in America, 3 credits
  • Afric 417 - Race, Class, and Gender in Southern Africa, 3 credits
  • Afric 418 - Race, Class, and Gender in the Caribbean, 3 credits
  • Afric 420 - The Political Economy of Slavery, 3 credits
  • Afric 489 - Internship in African and African Diaspora Studies, Upper Division,* 1-6 credits
  • Afric 565 - Selected Texts/Topics in African and African Diaspora Studies: (Subtitle),* 1-6 credits

Option B: Culture and Society.

  • Afric 205 - The Poetry of African, African-American, and Caribbean Writers, 3 credits
  • Afric 210 - The African-American Novel, 3 credits
  • Afric 218 - Conflict and Cooperation in Black-White Relations, 3 credits
  • Afric 232 - Survey of African Societies and Cultures, 3 credits
  • Afric 235 - African Americans and South Africa,* 3 credits
  • Afric 250 - Black Women and White Women in the Contemporary United States, 3 credits
  • Afric 261 - Survey of African-American Political Philosophy, 3 credits
  • Afric 265 - Psychological Effects of Racism, 3 credits
  • Afric 311 - African Religious Thought and Social Organizations
  • Afric 312 - The Church in African-American Life, 3 credits
  • Afric 314 - The School in African-American Life, 3 credits
  • Afric 319 - History of Blacks in the American City, 3 credits
  • Afric 320 - Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean, 3 credits
  • Afric 334 - Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies,* 3 credits
  • Afric 350 - The Black Family, 3 credits
  • Afric 351 - Sex, Marriage, and Health Care in the Afroworld, 3 credits
  • Afric 352 - Extended Families in Black Societies, 3 credits
  • Afric 369 - Mass Media and Black Self-Images, 3 credits
  • Afric 372 - African-American Literary Movements: The Harlem Renaissance, 3 credits
  • Afric 381 - Honors Seminar: (Subtitle),* 3 credits
  • Afric 402 - Black Personality Development
  • Afric 411 - Change in African-American Communities,* 3 credits
  • Afric 414 - The Black Woman in America, Africa, and the Caribbean, 3 credits
  • Afric 450 - Cultural Transmissions: Black Africa and Black America, 3 credits
  • Afric 451 - Rites of Passage in Black Societies, 3 credits
  • Afric 489 - Internship in African and African Diaspora Studies, Upper Division,* 1-6 credits
  • Afric 565 - Selected Texts/Topics in Africology: (Subtitle),* 1-6 credits


* These courses may count as either Option A or B.



Cross-listed courses

The following courses offered by other departments may be used to satisfy the requirements of the undergraduate major or minor in African and African Diaspora Studies.

  • English 381 - World Literatures Written in English: “African Fiction” Subtitle, 3 credits
  • English 517 - Studies in African-American Literature: (Subtitle), 3 credits
  • English 631 - Seminar in African-American Literature: (subtitle), 3 credits
  • Film 301 - Conversations with Filmmakers and Critics: “Radical Black Film” subtitle, 3 credits
  • Portugs 225 - Understanding Brazil: “African Presence in Brazilian Culture and Literature” subtitle, 3 credits


Additional Requirements

Nine credits at the 300-level or above must be taken in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including transfer work.