Major and Minor Requirements

Major Requirements

Lower Division

Required Courses:

  • AFAM 1211 Introduction to African American Studies 4 semester hours
  • AFAM 2221 Black Cultural Arts 4 semester hours
  • AFAM 2243 Social Science Research Methods 4 semester hours

Upper Division

Required Courses:

  • AFAM 3211 African American History 4 semester hours
  • AFAM 3621 African American Literature 4 semester hours
  • AFAM 3643 Sociology of the Black Community 4 semester hours
  • AFAM 4641 Capstone Project 4 semester hours


Eight (8) semester hours in AFAM courses, four (4) of which must be Upper Division.

Students may count Gospel Choir courses as Lower Division electives for the Major.

Minor Requirements

20 semester hours, including AFAM 1211, AFAM 3211, and twelve (12) semester hours of electives, eight (8) of which must be upper division. An average grade of C (2.0) must be obtained in the courses included in the minor. Students may count Gospel Choir courses as lower division electives for the Minor.