Saint Louis University’s minor in African American studies introduces students to the African diaspora, as well as the impact, interrelationships and dynamics in contemporary African American communities.
African American studies is a study of the racial, cultural, and ethnic perspectives and experiences of people of African heritage. The program helps students understand national and global views of African-Americans and Africans in order to determine how such views have affected perceptions of self, family and community.
The African American studies minor complements many majors offered at SLU, including degrees in communication, marketing, political science, psychology and social work.
It can be completed in coordination with any major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students enrolled in the other schools and colleges of the University should refer to their requirements for coordinating the minor.
Up to six credits of electives can be used to satisfy the Arts and Sciences core as well as the major requirement.
Freedom Dreams: Intro to African American Studies
Contemporary Black America
Research Methods in African American Studies
Choose one class at either the AAM 3xxx-level or AAM 4xxx-level
Required Elective Courses
The remaining 9 credits can be selected from courses with the 'African American Studies' attribute.
Students with a minor in African American Studies must maintain a 2.00 GPA in courses for the African American minor.