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Department of History

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

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements HISTAAADBA

Requirements

The major requires at least 40 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. History Courses.
    1. Electives. 15 credit hours:
      • Any HIST-A 300–399
      • Any HIST-A 400–499
      • Any HIST-B 300–399
      • Any HIST-B 400–499
      • Any HIST-C 300–399
      • Any HIST-C 400–499
      • Any HIST-D 300–399
      • Any HIST-D 400–499
      • Any HIST-E 300–399
      • Any HIST-E 400–499
      • Any HIST-F 300–399
      • Any HIST-F 400–499
      • Any HIST-G 300–399
      • Any HIST-G 400–499
      • Any HIST-H 300–399
      • Any HIST-H 400–499
    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
      • Any HIST-C 100–499
      • Any HIST-D 100–499
      • Any HIST-E 100–499
      • Any HIST-F 100–499
      • Any HIST-G 100–499
      • 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
      • 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
  4. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Major 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.
    3. Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. 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.
    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
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.