Curriculum Requirements

To earn a minor in African-American studies, students must complete a minimum of 15 hours of upper-division coursework at UIS.AAS students

As requirements may be subject to change, please consult the Online Catalog for the most up-to-date information.

Required Courses

Course Hours
AAS 301 Interdisciplinary African-American Studies 3
AAS 241 Survey of African-American History 3
AAS 261 Survey of African-American Literature OR
AAS 262 Carribean Literature and Culture
2 AAS electives 6 – 8
Total: at least 15

You may choose at least one of the following courses to count toward your AAS elective credit:

Course Hours
AAS 403 Minority Women: Issues and Perspectives 4
AAS 432 African-Americans and American Politics 4
AAS 433 Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century 4
AAS 439 African Diaspora and Music 4
AAS 440 Special Topics in Afr-Am History and Culture 4
AAS 450 Special Topics in Afr-Am Studies 4
AAS 460 Special Topics in Afr-Am Lit and Creative Expression 4
AAS 464 Women’s
AAS 499 Tutorial 1-12
AAS 537 Treating Children from Diverse Populations 4