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Minor in African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADSMIN)Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.

Description

The Minor in African American and African Diaspora Studies combines well with many other degrees, allowing students to apply their AAADS knowledge and skills to their professional and personal life. Our courses help students deepen connections they are making within another subject area, and prepare to work with diverse populations.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. African American History. One (1) course:
  2. African American Literature. One (1) course:
  3. Focal area. Must take at least nine (9) credit hours in a single focal area: (1) arts, (2) literature, or (3) history, culture, and social issues. Courses are selected in consultation with the academic advisor.
    • Arts
    • Literature
    • History, Culture, and Social Issues
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor 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 9 credit hours in the minor 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 minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor 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.