Majors, minors + certificates

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

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 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. Nine (9) credit hours from one (1) focal area (Arts; Literature; or History, Culture, and Social Issues):
    • Arts
    • Literature
    • History, Culture, and Social Issues
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. 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. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor 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 minor.
    4. Minor GPA. 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.