African-American Studies, Minor

This program is offered by the History Department

Program Description

The African-American studies minor offers a broad curriculum dedicated to the study of Black life in the Americas and the Diaspora from 1350 to the present. The African-American studies program develops and coordinates an interdisciplinary curriculum. Its objectives are to encourage all students and faculty to examine the African-American experience, to facilitate a cultural and intellectual atmosphere on campus that will be favorable to such studies, and to develop a program of research and community service. The program also has a "nationally recognized" African-American lecture series, featuring nationally and internationally known scholars in the field of Black studies.

Program Curriculum

Program Overview

The African-American studies minor offers a broad curriculum dedicated to the study of Black life in the Americas and the Diaspora from 1350 to the present. The African-American studies program develops and coordinates an interdisciplinary curriculum. Its objectives are to encourage all students and faculty to examine the African-American experience, to facilitate a cultural and intellectual atmosphere on campus that will be favorable to such studies, and to develop a program of research and community service. The program also has a "nationally recognized" African-American lecture series, featuring nationally and internationally known scholars in the field of Black studies.

The African-American studies director is located in Marcus White 101. In addition to the ongoing lecture series, the program also hosts the traditional celebration of Black History Month during February with rich and diverse activities such as a film series, art exhibits, and student debating contests.

Requirements: (18 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 18

Faculty

Professors who teach African-American Studies, Minor

Benjamin Foster Jr.
860-832-2915
Beverly Johnson
Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 401-22
860-832-2767
Daniel Broyld
Bassett Hall 218-08
860-832-2896
David Blitz
Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 30405
860-832-2916
Evelyn Newman-Phillips Ph.D.
Professor
Anthropology
Bassett Hall 4160500
860-832-2617
Felton Best
Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 30404
860-832-2190
James Buxton
Professor
Sculpture
Art
Maloney Hall 33
860-832-2644
Melissa Mentzer
Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 401-31
860-832-2742
Shawn Council
Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 304
860-832-2915
Stephen Balkaran
Willard-DiLoreto Hall 318
860-832-2915
Walton Brown-Foster
Professor
Political Science
Bassett Hall 316-04
860-832-2961
Warren Perry
Professor
Anthropology
Bassett Hall 4160600
860-832-2613