African American Courses

The African American Studies major requires 9 hours of foundational courses, such as Introduction to African American Studies, and 21 hours distributed across the Social Sciences, History, English, and Visual and Performing Arts.

The minor includes the 9 hours of foundational courses, but has only a 6-hour distribution requirement. Students may select from a wide range of interesting courses including African American Popular Culture, African American Sexuality and Society, Black Women Rising, Black Women Writers, The Black Male, Blacks in Hollywood Film, The Black Family, The Black Athlete and Research Methods in African American Studies.


Summer 2019

AAS 27100 Introduction to African American Studies
TBA, TBA
Instructor: Ariel Smith

AAS 37100 The Black Athlete
TBA, TBA
Instructor: Megan Williams

Spring 2019

AAS 27100 Introduction to African American Studies
12:30 - 1:20 pm; MWF
Instructor: Ron Stephens

AAS 27100 Introduction to African American Studies 
10:30 - 11:45 am; TR
Instructor: Ariel Smith

AAS 37100 Black Women In Politics
1:30 - 2:45 pm; TR
Instructor: Nadia Brown

AAS 37300 History of Injustice in US
4:30 - 5:45 pm; MW
Instructor: Ron Stephens

AAS 37600 The Black Male
1:30 - 2:20 pm; MWF
Instructor: Joseph Dorsey

AAS 47300-001 Blacks in Hollywood Film
4:30 - 5:50 pm; W
Instructor: Megan Williams (Linked Section Required)

AAS 47300-002 Blacks in Hollywood Film
3:30 - 4:20 pm; W
Instructor: Joseph Dorsey (Linked Section Required)

AAS 47400 Research Methods in African American Studies
4:30 - 5:45 pm; W
Instructor: Nadia Brown

AAS 49100-001 Africa in 20th Century
10:30 - 11:45 am; TR
Instructor: Kim T Gallon

AAS 57500 Theories of African American Studies
5:30 - 8:20 pm; TR
Instructor: Dawn Stinchcomb

Fall 2018

AAS 27100 Introduction to African American Studies 
1:30 - 2:20 pm; MWF
Instructor: Nadia Brown and Ariel Demetria Smith

AAS 27700 African American Popular Culture
11:30 am -  12:20 pm; MWF
Instructor: Megan Maxine Williams

AAS 37100 Black Leisure and Recreation
1:30 -  2:45 pm; TR
Instructor: Ronald Stephens

AAS 37300 Blackness and Culture
3:00 -  4:15 pm; TR
Instructor: Joseph C Dorsey

AAS 37500 The Black Family
12:00 -  1:15 pm; TR
Instructor: Ronald Stephens

AAS 57500 Theories of African American Studies
5:30 -  6:45 pm; TR
Instructor: Joseph C Dorsey

Summer 2018

AAS 27100 Introduction to African American Studies 
TBA
Instructor: Megan Maxine Williams

Spring 2018

AAS 27100 Introduction to African American Studies 
MWF 11:30 - 12:20
Instructor: J. Dorsey

AAS 27100 Introduction to African American Studies 
TTH 11:30 11:45
Instructor: M. Williams

AAS 27700 African American Popular Culture
MWF 10:30 - 11:20
Instructor: K. Nix

AAS 37000 Black Women Rising
MWF 9:00 -10:20 
Instructor: N. Brown

AAS 37100 Issues In African American Studies 
TTH 12:00 - 1:15
Instructor: R. Stephens

AAS 37300 History of Injustice in the US
TTH 1:30 - 2:45 Instructor
R. Stephens

AAS 49100 Coral Representation 
TBA 
Instructor: J. Dekle

AAS 57500 Theories of African American Studies
W 3:00 - 5:45
Instructor: J. Dorsey

AAS/PHIL 24200 Phil Born of Struggle
TBA
Instructor: L. Harris

Fall 2017

AAS27100
Introduction to African American Studies
MWF 11:30 - 12:20
Dr. Ronald Stephens

AAS27700
African American Popular Culture
MWF 1:30 - 2:20
Ms. Keturah Nix

AAS35900
Black Women Writers
TTH 1:30 - 2:45
Dr. Venetria K. Patton

AAS37100
The Black Community
M.W. 5:30 - 6:45
Dr. Ronald Stephens

AAS47300
Blacks in Hollywood Film
TTH 12:30 - 1:20
Dr. Joseph Dorsey

AAS57400
Research Methods in African American Studies
2:50 - 5:40
Dr. Joseph Dorsey

Summer 2017
2nd and 3rd Modular

AAS27100
Introduction to African American Studies
(Online course)
Megan Williams

AAS37100
The Black Athlete
(Online Course)
Andrew McGregor

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