Program Requirements

The African American Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary minor supported by several departments at Valdosta State University.  The minor encourages the development of rigorous inquiry, agency, and resilience, in preparation for the 21st century world.  Student learning outcomes include

1) Recognizing key figures, concepts, and theories in the intellectual origins of African American Studies

2) Describing experiences of people in the African Diaspora ranging from Africa to the Caribbean to the Americas and beyond

3) Engaging in experiential learning projects that reflect the values of collective work, responsibility and self-determination

4) Analyzing traditions of thought in relation to the cultural, historical, political, and social context of African-descended people

5) Synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data with a focus on the impact of race, gender, and class on African-descended people

The program of study is below:

AFAM 3000 Introduction to African American Studies 3 hrs
AFAM 4700 African American Studies Seminar 3 hrs
AFAM 3600

AFAM Elective Hours (3 courses may be taken in any area)

Arts, Music, Communication Arts
Social Sciences 

9 hrs
Total Hours   15 hrs


AFAMS Student Declaration Form

African American Studies Minor Checklist

African American Studies Catalog Course Description