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Minoring in Black Studies

To receive a minor in Black Studies, students have to take a total of 8 courses inside of the Department. The 8 courses in the Department include 1 Core Course and 7 Elective with at least 4 at the 300-level. To sign up for the minor in African American Studies, contact Professor Barnor Hesse ( The course requirements are as follows:

Core course:

Elective Courses (7 required):

In addition to the Core Courses, 7 Elective Courses in the Department (that is, with Black Studies course numbers) are required, including at least 4 at the 300 level. This allows students to further specialize in one of the Department's strength, or to continue to broadly sample the range of scholarly production in the field. Any substitutions must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.