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Department of History

Bachelor of Arts in History and African American and African Diaspora Studies

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements HISTAAADBA
The Interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts in History and African American and African Diaspora Studies examines the experiences of people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world. The interdisciplinary approach in this combined major will provide students with a unique way of studying the history of the African diaspora.

Requirements

The major requires at least 40 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. History Courses. 18 credit hours from the list below:
    1. Electives*. At least 15 credit hours of 300–499 level courses (only one of HIST-A 355 African American History I or HIST-A 356 African American History II taken in either History or African American and African Diaspora Studies can be counted toward these 15 hours)
    2. Seminar. One (1) course:
      • HIST-J 400 Seminar in History
      • HIST-K 392 Honors Seminar
    3. Non-U.S. History. Any two courses in non-U.S. history (i.e., Western Europe, Russia and Eastern Europe, Ancient, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, or East Asia)
    4. Residency. At least 12 credit hours of these history courses must be completed in residence at the IU Bloomington campus
  2. African American and African Diaspora Studies Courses. 18 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above, from the list below:
    1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
      • AAAD-A 150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans
    2. African American History. One (1) course:
      • AAAD-A 355 African American History I
      • AAAD-A 356 African American History II
    3. African American Literature. One (1) course:
      • AAAD-A 379 Early Black American Writing
      • AAAD-A 380 Contemporary Black American Writing
    4. History, Culture, and Social Issues*. Nine (9) credit hours:
      • AAAD-A 113 Atkins Living-Learning Center Foundational Course
      • AAAD-A 154 History of Race in the Americas
      • AAAD-A 156 Black Liberation Struggles against Jim Crow and Apartheid
      • AAAD-A 203 Studying Blacks of the New World: African Americans and Africans in the African Diaspora
      • AAAD-A 205 Black Electoral Politics
      • AAAD-A 210 Black Women in the Diaspora
      • AAAD-A 238 Communication in Black America
      • AAAD-A 250 U.S. Contemporary Minorities
      • AAAD-A 255 The Black Church in America
      • AAAD-A 263 Contemporary Social Issues in the African American Community
      • AAAD-A 264 History of Sports and the African American Experience
      • AAAD-A 265 Modern Sports and the African American Experience
      • AAAD-A 292 African American Folklore
      • AAAD-A 304 Black Paris
      • AAAD-A 350 Black Atlantic
      • AAAD-A 354 Transnational Americas
      • AAAD-A 360 Slavery: Worldwide Perspective
      • AAAD-A 363 Research on Contemporary African American Problems I
      • AAAD-A 382 Black Community, Law, and Social Change
      • AAAD-A 386 Black Feminist Perspectives
      • AAAD-A 387 Black Migration
      • AAAD-A 391 Black Nationalism
      • AAAD-A 398 Advanced Topics in Social and Historical Studies for African American and African Diaspora Studies
      • AAAD-A 399 Advanced Topics in Arts and Humanities for African American and African Diaspora Studies
      • AAAD-A 405 Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, 1954-1974
      • AAAD-A 407 African American and African Protest Strategies
      • AAAD-A 408 Race, Gender, and Class in Cross-Cultural Perspective
      • AAAD-A 420 Transforming Divided Communities and Societies
      • AAAD-A 425 The Black Family in Twentieth-Century Rural America, 1900-1970
      • AAAD-A 427 Cross-Cultural Communication
      • AAAD-A 447 Race, Crime, and Media
      • AAAD-A 452 Historical Issues in Black Education
      • AAAD-A 481 Racism and the Law
  3. Intensive Writing. One (1) course:
    • AAAD-A 379 Early Black American Writing
    • AAAD-A 380 Contemporary Black American Writing
    • HIST-J 300 Seminar In History
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.