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Concentrations

Students must complete twelve (12) credit hours of coursework in one of two areas of concentrations: Community Empowerment or Culture and Aesthetics.

Students who select the Community Empowerment concentration must complete at least twelve (12) credit hours of designated Community Empowerment coursework.  Below are some suggested courses, but other courses may be considered if approved by the Graduate Program Director:

African-American Social Movements

Seminar in African-American History

Seminar in African-American Women’s History

Seminar in Southern Modern Civil Rights Movement

African-American Political Participation

Dynamics of the African-American Family

African-American Masculinity

African-American Women in the U.S.

African-American Community Empowerment

Ethnicity and Aging

African-American Anthropology

African Social Movements

Africana Women and Social Political Change

African Politics

Geography of Africa

Students who select the Culture and Aesthetics concentration must complete at least twelve (12) credit hours of designated Culture and Aesthetics coursework. Below are some suggested courses, but other courses may be considered if approved by the Graduate Program  Director:

African Art

Contemporary African Art

Art of Egypt, Nubia & Maghrib

African-American Literary Theory

19th Century African-American Literature

20th Century African-American Literature

African-American Language

The Black Arts Movements

African-American Art

Jazz Styles