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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


April 2, 2007

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Teri Doerksen, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice – African-American Studies Minor

Rationale for change: In recent years faculty attrition has resulted in the loss of key participants in this interdisciplinary minor. The revamped program will better reflect core course availability without diminishing academic integrity. It will also bring the African American Studies Minor more in line with comparable interdisciplinary minors on campus, specifically the Latin American Minor and the Women’s Studies Minor. Some courses will be deleted and some added to bring the program offerings up to date.

List all changes:

A. New Degree Program Requirements:

African American Studies Minor: 18 s.h.
*=when Afr. Amer. Topic

Program Requirements

Humanities – Choose 3 s.h. from the following:

ENG 2220* Special Topics in Literature
ENG 3320* Special Topics in Literature
ENG 3327 African American Literature
HST 3310 African American Experience
HST 3388 History of Africa

Social Science OR Fine Art – Choose 3 s.h. from the following:

SOC 2200 American Minorities
SOC 3306 Interracial Seminar
ARH 3329 History of African American Art

Capstone – Choose 3 s.h. from the following:

ENG 4401* Seminar in English Studies
HST 4452 South Africa: From Cape Colony to Apartheid
HST 4496* Seminars in Selected Topics
Or any 4497 or 4000 level course designated as an African or African American Capstone course.

ELECTIVES – Choose 9 s.h. from below (maximum of two electives from same prefix)

ANH 1101 Cultural Anthropology
ANH 2885 Health and Culture
ANH 3301 World Cultures
ARH 3320 Art of African and Oceana
ARH 3331 History of Modern Art
ART 2238/3338 Multicultural Crafts
BUS 3310 Managing Diversity
CJA 3261 Community Policing
ENG 3305* Comparative Literature
ENG 3307* Literature in English From Around the World
MU 3301 World Musics
PSY 3310 Social Psychology
SPE 3275 Inclusion Diverse Learners (by instructor permission)
Or any of the Core courses listed above not used to meet requirements. Steering Committee may designate new elective offerings as they arise.

B. Please delete the following courses:

ANH 3308 Sub Sahara Africa
HST 3304 Hst Civil War & Reconstruction
MU 2201 Intro to Jazz
SPE 3330 Cultural Diversity in Special Education
SWK 2201 African Americans: An Inclusive View

C. Please add the following courses:

ANH 1101 Cultural Anthropology
ANH 2885 Health and Culture
ANH 3301 World Cultures
ARH 3329 History of African American Art
ARH 3331 History of Modern Art
ART 2238/338 Multicultural Crafts
ENG 3307 Lit. Around World: African diaspora topic
ENG 3320 Special Topic: African American topic
PSY 3310 Social Psychology

Program Description for Catalog (if changed): The African American Studies minor offers students the opportunity to study African American culture from a multidisciplinary perspective. The minor seeks to prepare students to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse workplace, society, and world.


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