This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2023-2024 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs
and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program
approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available
in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
The minor in African American studies requires a minimum of 18 credits. Students must complete the following:
|AFAM 111 Play course video for Introduction to Africana Studies||Introduction to Africana Studies||3|
|AFAM 201||Theories and Foundations of Africana Studies||3|
|AFAM 211||Africana Social and Political Thought||3|
|AFAM 311||African Diaspora Experiences||3|
|Select one course at the 300-level or above from two of the following concentration areas: 1||6|
Artistic, historical and literary perspectives
Political, religious, and societal perspective
Social and behavioral perspectives
Refer to list of courses in the respective concentrations.
Courses in African American studies are designed to help students gain a knowledge and appreciation of the history and culture of the Africana world and its contributions to world civilizations.