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Department of History

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

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 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.
    1. Electives. 15 credit hours:
      • HIST-A 300 Issues in United States History
      • HIST-A 301 Colonial America
      • HIST-A 302 Revolutionary America
      • HIST-A 307 American Cultural History
      • HIST-A 309 The South before the Civil War
      • HIST-A 313 Origins of Modern America, 1865--1917
      • HIST-A 317 American Social History, 1865 to the Present
      • HIST-A 325 American Constitutional History I
      • HIST-A 347 American Urban History
      • HIST-A 348 Civil War and Reconstruction
      • HIST-A 352 History of Latinos in the United States
      • HIST-A 355 African American History I
      • HIST-A 356 African American History II
      • HIST-A 363 Hoosier Nation: Indiana in American History
      • HIST-A 369 Issues in Early United States History
      • HIST-A 378 The United States and China
      • HIST-A 379 Issues in Modern United States History
      • HIST-A 380 The Vietnam War
      • HIST-A 382 The Sixties
      • HIST-A 383 Rock, Hip Hop, and Revolution: Popular Music in the Making of Modern America, 1940 to the Present
      • HIST-A 384 Antebellum America
      • HIST-A 385 America's Pacific
      • HIST-A 386 History of the American Home
      • HIST-A 387 American Dreams: Elvis to Springsteen
      • HIST-A 388 Evolution/Creation Controversy (in Modern America)
      • HIST-A 393 American Sexual Histories: Salem Witch Craze to the Age of Viagra
      • HIST-A 394 Wenches, Witches, and Welfare Queens: Images of Black Women in U.S. History
      • HIST-A 395 Sex, Lies, and Diaries: Untold Southern Stories
      • HIST-A 398 Disability in the United States
      • HIST-A 400 Issues in United States History
      • HIST-B 300 Issues in Western European History
      • HIST-B 301 Issues in Medieval European History
      • HIST-B 302 Issues in Early Modern European History
      • HIST-B 303 Issues in Modern European History
      • HIST-B 313 The Crusades
      • HIST-B 315 European Anti-Semitism from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust
      • HIST-B 321 European Jews in the Age of Discovery
      • HIST-B 322 Jews in the Modern World
      • HIST-B 323 History of the Holocaust
      • HIST-B 324 Zionism and the State of Israel
      • HIST-B 330 The Jews of Spain
      • HIST-B 348 Byzantine History
      • HIST-B 351 Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages
      • HIST-B 352 Western Europe in the High and Later Middle Ages
      • HIST-B 353 The Renaissance
      • HIST-B 354 The Reformation
      • HIST-B 356 French Revolution and Napoleon
      • HIST-B 357 Modern France
      • HIST-B 359 Europe from Napoleon to the First World War I
      • HIST-B 360 Europe from Napoleon to the First World War II
      • HIST-B 361 Europe in the Twentieth Century I
      • HIST-B 362 Europe in the Twentieth Century II
      • HIST-B 366 Paris and Berlin in the 1920s: A Cultural History
      • HIST-B 368 Modern Italy
      • HIST-B 374 The Cultures of Modern Europe
      • HIST-B 377 Germany, Reformation to 1871
      • HIST-B 378 Germany, 1871 to the Present
      • HIST-B 386 British Sexual Histories: From Regency Scandals to Sexual Revolution
      • HIST-B 391 Themes in World History
      • HIST-B 400 Issues in Western European History
      • HIST-C 300 Issues in Classical and Byzantine History
      • HIST-C 305 Issues in Near Eastern History
      • HIST-C 320 The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
      • HIST-C 325 The Roman Empire
      • HIST-C 366 Cities on the Edge of War
      • HIST-C 376 Greek History: Bronze Age to the Persian Wars
      • HIST-C 377 Greek History: The Persian Wars to the Legacy of Alexander
      • HIST-C 388 Roman History
      • HIST-C 390 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
      • HIST-C 400 Issues in Ancient History
      • HIST-D 300 Issues in Russian/East European History
      • HIST-D 302 The Gorbachev Revolution and the Collapse of the Soviet Empire
      • HIST-D 303 Heroes and Villains in Russian History
      • HIST-D 304 Jews of Eastern Europe
      • HIST-D 308 Empire of the Tsars
      • HIST-D 309 Russia in World War II: Battles and People
      • HIST-D 310 Russian Revolutions and the Soviet Regime
      • HIST-D 312 Histories of the Cold War
      • HIST-D 320 Modern Ukraine
      • HIST-D 321 Hungarian History and Civilization to 1711
      • HIST-D 322 Hungarian History and Civilization 1711--1918
      • HIST-D 325 Path to Emancipation: Nationalism in the Balkans, 1804--1923
      • HIST-D 327 The Habsburg Empire, 1780-1918: Nation-Building and Imperial Decline
      • HIST-D 329 Eastern Europe 1900--1943
      • HIST-D 330 Eastern Europe 1944--Present
      • HIST-E 300 Issues in African History
      • HIST-E 331 African History from Ancient Times to Empires and City States
      • HIST-E 332 African History from Colonial Rule to Independence
      • HIST-E 333 Conflict in Southern Africa
      • HIST-E 334 History of Western Africa
      • HIST-E 336 History of East Africa
      • HIST-E 338 History of Muslim West Africa
      • HIST-E 340 African Popular Culture
      • HIST-F 300 Issues in Latin American History
      • HIST-F 336 Modern Central American History
      • HIST-F 340 Modern Argentina
      • HIST-F 345 History of Cuba and Puerto Rico
      • HIST-F 346 Modern Mexico
      • HIST-F 348 Introduction to Contemporary Latin American Reality
      • HIST-G 300 Issues in Asian History
      • HIST-G 325 History and Environment in China
      • HIST-G 350 Modern South Asia: Eighteenth to Twentieth Century
      • HIST-G 357 Premodern Japan
      • HIST-G 358 Early Modern Japan
      • HIST-G 369 Modern Japan
      • HIST-G 372 Modern Korea
      • HIST-G 380 Early China
      • HIST-G 382 China: The Age of Glory
      • HIST-G 383 China: The Later Empires
      • HIST-G 385 Modern China
      • HIST-G 387 Contemporary China
      • HIST-G 400 Issues in Asian History
      • HIST-H 301 Digital History
      • HIST-H 313 Unwritten Histories of IU: Name, Place, and Belonging
      • HIST-H 333 Epidemics in History
      • HIST-H 397 Working in the Archives
    2. Seminar. One (1) course:
      • HIST-J 400 Seminar in History
      • HIST-K 392 Honors Seminar
    3. Non-U.S. History. Two (2) courses:
      • HIST-B 391 Themes in World History
      • HIST-C 200 Issues in Ancient History
      • HIST-C 205 Islamic History and Civilization
      • HIST-C 210 History of the Modern Middle East
      • HIST-C 215 Sparta at War
      • HIST-C 220 Ancient Leaders and Leadership
      • HIST-C 230 Israel: History, Society, Culture
      • HIST-C 300 Issues in Classical and Byzantine History
      • HIST-C 305 Issues in Near Eastern History
      • HIST-C 320 The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
      • HIST-C 325 The Roman Empire
      • HIST-C 366 Cities on the Edge of War
      • HIST-C 376 Greek History: Bronze Age to the Persian Wars
      • HIST-C 377 Greek History: The Persian Wars to the Legacy of Alexander
      • HIST-C 388 Roman History
      • HIST-C 390 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
      • HIST-C 400 Issues in Ancient History
      • HIST-D 100 Issues in Russian and East European History
      • HIST-D 102 Icon and Axe: Russia from Earliest Times to 1861
      • HIST-D 103 The Making of Modern Russia
      • HIST-D 200 Issues in Russian/East European History
      • HIST-D 201 Democratic Revolutions since 1980
      • HIST-D 205 The Cold War
      • HIST-D 300 Issues in Russian/East European History
      • HIST-D 302 The Gorbachev Revolution and the Collapse of the Soviet Empire
      • HIST-D 303 Heroes and Villains in Russian History
      • HIST-D 304 Jews of Eastern Europe
      • HIST-D 308 Empire of the Tsars
      • HIST-D 309 Russia in World War II: Battles and People
      • HIST-D 310 Russian Revolutions and the Soviet Regime
      • HIST-D 312 Histories of the Cold War
      • HIST-D 320 Modern Ukraine
      • HIST-D 321 Hungarian History and Civilization to 1711
      • HIST-D 322 Hungarian History and Civilization 1711--1918
      • HIST-D 325 Path to Emancipation: Nationalism in the Balkans, 1804--1923
      • HIST-D 327 The Habsburg Empire, 1780-1918: Nation-Building and Imperial Decline
      • HIST-D 329 Eastern Europe 1900--1943
      • HIST-D 330 Eastern Europe 1944--Present
      • HIST-E 100 Issues in African History
      • HIST-E 200 Issues in African History
      • HIST-E 300 Issues in African History
      • HIST-E 331 African History from Ancient Times to Empires and City States
      • HIST-E 332 African History from Colonial Rule to Independence
      • HIST-E 333 Conflict in Southern Africa
      • HIST-E 334 History of Western Africa
      • HIST-E 336 History of East Africa
      • HIST-E 338 History of Muslim West Africa
      • HIST-E 340 African Popular Culture
      • HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History
      • HIST-F 200 Issues in Latin American History
      • HIST-F 300 Issues in Latin American History
      • HIST-F 336 Modern Central American History
      • HIST-F 340 Modern Argentina
      • HIST-F 345 History of Cuba and Puerto Rico
      • HIST-F 346 Modern Mexico
      • HIST-F 348 Introduction to Contemporary Latin American Reality
      • HIST-G 101 East Asia in World History
      • HIST-G 200 Issues in Asian History
      • HIST-G 210 Frontier China
      • HIST-G 300 Issues in Asian History
      • HIST-G 325 History and Environment in China
      • HIST-G 350 Modern South Asia: Eighteenth to Twentieth Century
      • HIST-G 357 Premodern Japan
      • HIST-G 358 Early Modern Japan
      • HIST-G 369 Modern Japan
      • HIST-G 372 Modern Korea
      • HIST-G 380 Early China
      • HIST-G 382 China: The Age of Glory
      • HIST-G 383 China: The Later Empires
      • HIST-G 385 Modern China
      • HIST-G 387 Contemporary China
      • HIST-G 400 Issues in Asian History
      • HIST-H 103 Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
      • HIST-H 104 Europe: Napoleon to the Present
      • HIST-H 205 Ancient Civilization
      • HIST-H 206 Medieval Civilization
      • HIST-H 207 Modern East Asian Civilization
      • HIST-H 208 American-East Asian Relations
      • HIST-H 210 Britain's Road to Modernity
      • HIST-H 211 Latin American Culture and Civilization I
      • HIST-H 212 Latin American Culture and Civilization II
      • HIST-H 213 The Black Death
      • HIST-H 227 African Civilizations
      • HIST-H 237 Traditional East Asian Civilization
      • HIST-H 251 Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion
      • HIST-H 252 Introduction to Jewish History: From Spanish Expulsion to the Present
    4. Residency. At least 12 credit hours of these history courses must be completed at the IU Bloomington campus.
  2. African American and African Diaspora Studies Courses.
    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
    5. 300–499 Level Requirement. 12 credit hours:
      • AAAD-A 304 Black Paris
      • AAAD-A 350 Black Atlantic
      • AAAD-A 354 Transnational Americas
      • AAAD-A 355 African American History I
      • AAAD-A 356 African American History II
      • AAAD-A 360 Slavery: Worldwide Perspective
      • AAAD-A 363 Research on Contemporary African American Problems I
      • AAAD-A 379 Early Black American Writing
      • AAAD-A 380 Contemporary Black American Writing
      • 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. Major Residency. 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. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. 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. Major GPA. 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. College Breadth. At least 38 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100-499 level with the AAAD or HIST subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

The above courses cannot be applied toward the College Breadth requirement in the major.

Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward major requirements or the College Breadth requirement:

  • AAAD-A 141
  • AAAD-A 142
Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the minimum credit hours required in the major:

  • May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours:
    • HIST-X 473 Internship for History Majors

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and English (AAADENGBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and History (AAADHISTBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and Religious Studies (AAADRELBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and Sociology (AAADSOCBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and African American and African Diaspora Studies (ENGAAADBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History (HISTBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and African American and African Diaspora Studies (RELAAADBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and African American and African Diaspora Studies (SOCAAADBA)
  • Minor in African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADSMIN)
  • Minor in History (HISTMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.