Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2006 - 2007
Core Faculty Kamau Kemayo
(literature and cultural production focus)
Associated Faculty Rachell Anderson, Janis Droegkamp, Hugh
Harris, William Jordan, Marcellus Leonard, Deborah Kuhn McGregor
Emeritus Faculty James Stuart
Adjunct Faculty Durward Long, Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, Luz
Contact: (217) 206-6962
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The interdisciplinary African-American studies minor explores the
creation and development of black life, history, culture, and
thought in the United States. Coursework in the program examines the
directions, trends, and products of African-American cultures, from
the arrival of the first Africans to the shores of North America to
contemporary manifestations of those cultures. In addition, the
program provides an introduction to classical African civilization
and society. Elective coursework may examine the African Diaspora in
Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Many
African-American studies courses are cross-listed in other
disciplines, in particular history, literature, and women’s studies.
Students enrolled in African-American studies courses will receive a
broad education in the appreciation of ethnicity, culture, history,
and political and social philosophy.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR
To earn a minor in African-American studies, students must
complete a minimum of 16 hours of upper-division course work at UIS.
Note: The course requirements for the African-American studies minor
are under review and may change. Contact the AAS adviser, Dr. Kemau
Kemayo, for up-to-date information.
AAS 425 Overview of African‑American Studies 4 Hrs.
AAS 427 African‑American History
or one course from the history offerings 4 Hrs.
AAS 429 African‑American Literature
or one course from literature/creative
expression offerings 4 Hrs.
One AAS elective 4 Hrs.
Total 16 Hrs.