RequirementsAll program requirements and courses are outlined in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog. The minor requirements consist of 18 hours of required and approved courses:
Examination of seven core areas of African American Studies: History, Religion, Social Organization, Politics, Economics, Creative Production, and Psychology. Emphasizes major thematical theoretical and critical discourses of Black Studies, and its emergence as a political/social movement and discipline. Relates the latter to the complexity and diversity of contemporary movements such as Civil Rights, Free Speech, Black Power, and Afro-centricism. Majors and minors in African American Studies should complete this course before enrolling in any higher level AAS course. 3 hours.
Survey, history, and appreciation of African derived music and its presence in the United States from its earliest forms in spirituals, blues and jazz to contemporary forms of be-bop, hip-hop, reggae, and rap. 3 hours.
History and definition of the image of the African-ancestored people in the United States through cinema and television. 3 hours.
This courses examines and explores theory, research, and practice related to the study of psycho-social experiences from the worldview of Africans in America. 3 hours. Prerequisites: AAS 200 [Minimum Grade: C]
African aesthetics, African cosmology, and qualities of African spirituality. 3 hours.
Critical health issues affecting Black communities globally including HIV, AIDS, cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease/hypertension, malaria. 3 hours.
A complete list of minor requirements and courses are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.
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