African-American Studies Minor

The African-American Studies program at Bradley is the scholarly pursuit of knowledge about the history, philosophies, ethnics, psychologies, attitudes, religious experiences and cultural manifestations as they exist within the context of African-American people in American society (i.e., the African-American experience). An African-American study also has a subsidiary, yet corollary, focus on African and Caribbean ideologies as they influence the progression and development of the African-American community.

Minor in African-American Studies (15 Credit Hours)

Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)

  • AAS 200 Introduction to African-American Studies……….3
  • AAS 400 Directed Research in African American Studies…3

Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

  • Category I (select two)………………………………………6
    Approximately one-half of the course reading and instruction in these courses will focus on issues pertaining to Black People, i.e. African-/American, Africans or West Indians.
    • IS 275 Problems of the Developing World
    • IS 440 Problems in African Development
    • ENG 129 African American Literature
    • SOC 313 Race, Ethnicity, and Power
    • ENG 329 Studies in African-American Literature
  • Category II (select one)…………………………………….3
    Approximately one-quarter of the course reading and instruction in these courses will focus on issues pertaining to Black People, i.e. African-Americans, or West Indies.
    • PLS 360 Judicial Politics
    • PLS 422 Urban Politics
    • ECO 313 American Economic History
    • Total Hours ………………………………………………..15

A 2.0 grade point average in African-American studies courses is required for satisfactory completion of the African-American studies minor. It is expected that each African-American studies minor will have knowledge of a language other than English.

African American Studies Dept Ph Number, (309) 677-2450