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Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies

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

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements AAADSOCBA
The Interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and Sociology allows students to study society and human social interaction as organized in systems of social relationships, organizations, and institutions with focus on African Americans and the African Diaspora. Students how pursue this major will acquire strategies and critical thinking skills to work with diverse populations in a variety of career fields.

Requirements

The major requires at least 40 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. 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. Six (6) 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. Senior Seminar in AAADS. One (1) course:
      • AAAD-A 493 Senior Seminar in African American and African Diaspora Studies
    6. 300–499 Level AAAD Courses. 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
      • AAAD-A 493 Senior Seminar in African American and African Diaspora Studies
  2. Sociology Courses.
    1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
      • SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology
      • SOC-S 210 Economic Sociology
      • SOC-S 215 Social Change
      • SOC-S 230 Society and the Individual
    2. Charts, Graphs, and Tables. One (1) course:
      • SOC-S 110 Understanding Social Data
    3. Social Inequality. One (1) course:
      • SOC-S 217 Social Inequality
    4. Race and Ethnic Relations. One (1) course:
      • SOC-S 335 Race and Ethnic Relations
    5. Advanced Electives. Nine (9) credit hours:
      • SOC-S 302 Organizations in Society
      • SOC-S 305 Population
      • SOC-S 308 Global Society
      • SOC-S 309 The Community
      • SOC-S 311 Politics and Society
      • SOC-S 312 Education and Society
      • SOC-S 313 Religion and Society
      • SOC-S 315 Work in the New Economy
      • SOC-S 316 Sociology of Families
      • SOC-S 317 Social Stratification
      • SOC-S 319 Science, Technology, and Society
      • SOC-S 320 Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control
      • SOC-S 321 Sexual Diversity
      • SOC-S 324 Sociology of Mental Illness
      • SOC-S 325 Criminology
      • SOC-S 326 Law and Society
      • SOC-S 329 Women and Deviance
      • SOC-S 338 Sociology of Gender
      • SOC-S 339 The Sociology of Media
      • SOC-S 340 Social Theory
      • SOC-S 342 Asian American Communities and Identities
      • SOC-S 344 Sociology of Childhood
      • SOC-S 346 Topics in Cross-Cultural Sociology
      • SOC-S 358 Social Inequalities in Health and Health Care
      • SOC-S 360 Topics in Social Policy
      • SOC-S 365 Health and Society: Sociology for Health Professionals
      • SOC-S 370 Research Methods in Sociology
      • SOC-S 371 Statistics in Sociology
      • SOC-S 377 Digital Society
      • SOC-S 410 Topics in Social Organization
      • SOC-S 413 Gender and Society
      • SOC-S 419 Social Movements and Collective Action
      • SOC-S 422 Constructing Sexuality
      • SOC-S 431 Topics in Social Psychology
      • SOC-S 450 Topics in Methods and Measurement
      • SOC-S 493 Professional Strategies for Sociology Majors
      • SOC-S 498 Honors Thesis Seminar I
      • SOC-S 499 Honors Thesis Seminar II
      • SOC-X 373 Internship in Professional Practice
      • SOC-X 477 Field Experience in Sociology
      • SOC-X 490 Individual Readings in Sociology
      • SOC-X 498 Sociological Research I
      • SOC-X 499 Sociological Research II
  3. 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 SOC 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:

  • No more than 9 combined credit hours of the following may count toward the major:
    • SOC-S 494
    • SOC-S 495
    • SOC-X 373 Internship in Professional Practice
    • SOC-X 477 Field Experience in Sociology
    • SOC-X 490 Individual Readings in Sociology
    • SOC-Y 398

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 English and African American and African Diaspora Studies (ENGAAADBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and African American and African Diaspora Studies (HISTAAADBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and African American and African Diaspora Studies (RELAAADBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (SOCBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - TSAP version (SOCTSBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and African American and African Diaspora Studies (SOCAAADBA)
  • Certificate in Social Research in Health and Medicine (SOCRHMACRT)
  • Minor in African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADSMIN)
  • Minor in Social Science and Medicine (SSMEDMIN)
  • Minor in Sociology (SOCMIN)
  • Minor in Sociology of Work and Business (SOCWKBSMIN)

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.