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Minor in African American Studies

Minor in African American Studies

Appreciating cultural diversity is the right match for any major.

Right in Ursuline’s mission statement you’ll find the key word: inclusive. This interdisciplinary minor is the perfect compliment to any academic program. Through the study of the African-American experience – in history, literature, sociology, and music – you’ll be better positioned as an advocate and ally. Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in teams with diverse groups of people are skills employers look for and colleagues value.

Outcomes of the program

    • You’ll build a foundation in critical thinking, research, writing and analysis.
    • You’ll appreciate the artistic, political, literary, historical and human aspects of the African-American experience.

Appreciating cultural diversity is the right match for any major.

Right in Ursuline’s mission statement you’ll find the key word: inclusive. This interdisciplinary minor is the perfect compliment to any academic program. Through the study of the African-American experience – in history, literature, sociology, and music – you’ll be better positioned as an advocate and ally. Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in teams with diverse groups of people are skills employers look for and colleagues value.

Outcomes of the program

    • You’ll build a foundation in critical thinking, research, writing and analysis.
    • You’ll appreciate the artistic, political, literary, historical and human aspects of the African-American experience.

A minor in African-American Studies compliments any of Ursuline’s majors and prepares you to enter any career field, whether it is business, law, education, the arts, or medicine. Your understanding of the experiences of African-Americans will compliment any career path as you navigate culturally sensitive situations successfully.

To minor in African-American Studies, take the following classes in addition to your Ursuline Core Curriculum and your chosen major:

  • History 351 – Readings in History: African-American History
  • Sociology 351 – African-American Experiences
  • Sociology 215 – The Civil Rights Movement
  • Sociology 475 – Internship or Sociology 461 – Independent Study in African-American Issues

You’ll also pick three courses of your choice from the following:

  • History 216 – History of African-American Women
  • Sociology 322 – Urban Sociology
  • Sociology 323 – Race, Culture, and Politics in American Society
  • English 347/247 – Major Authors of Africa
  • Music 236 – History of Jazz
  • UC 401 – African-American Women Writers
  • Sociology 475 – Internship or Sociology 461 – Independent Study in African-American Issues
    • not repeating your selection in the section above

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

 

Gary Polster, Ph.D.

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