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Curriculum Requirements

To earn a minor in African-American studies, students must complete a minimum of 15 hours of upper-division coursework at UIS. AAS students

As requirements may be subject to change, please consult the Online Catalog for the most up-to-date information.

Required Courses

Course    Hours   
AAS 301 Interdisciplinary African-American Studies    3   
AAS 241 Survey of African-American History    3   
AAS 261 Survey of African-American Literature OR
AAS 262 Carribean Literature and Culture    3   
2 AAS electives    6-8   
Total:            at least 15   

You may choose at least one of the following courses to count toward your AAS elective credit:

AAS 403 Minority Women: Issues and Perspectives    4   
AAS 432 African-Americans and American Politics    4   
AAS 433 Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century    4   
AAS 439 African Diaspora and Music    4   
AAS 440 Special Topics in Afr-Am History and Culture    4   
AAS 450 Special Topics in Afr-Am Studies    4   
AAS 460 Special Topics in Afr-Am Lit and Creative Expression    4   
AAS 464 Women’s
Spirituality    4   
AAS 499 Tutorial    1-12   
AAS 537 Treating Children from Diverse Populations    4   

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