Office: 104 Manly Hall

Admission into the Minor

Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

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Minor Courses
Select four of the following: 12
Intro African Amer Study
Intro African Amer Study
African American Literature
African American Literature I
The Black Church
Education Of Southern Blacks
19th Century Black History
19th Century Black History
20th Century Black History
Social Inequality
Black Intellectual Thought
Black Feminism
Select three AAST electives or other approved electives9
Credit Hours Subtotal: 21
Total Hours21

Additional Courses

Students may petition the Department of Gender and Race Studies to substitute any of the following courses when the focus and title is on African American or racial topics:

AMS 300Special Topics3
AMS 321African American Folk Art3
AMS 340Women in the South3
AMS 341African American Art3
AMS 402Special Topics3
AMS 405Directed Study1
AMS 492American Topic Seminar3
ARH 481Topics 20th Century Art3
CJ 303Race, Ethnicity, and Crime3
COM 395Special Topics3
COM 413Communication & Diversity3
COM 467Seminar Public Address3
COM 495Special Topics3
EN 311Special Topics In Literature3
EN 488Adv Stdy African American Lit3
GY 344Geography Of Africa3
HY 300Special Studies in History3
HY 400Special Studies in History1
PSC 364African Amer & Polit Sys3
REL 237Self Society & Religions3
REL 480Seminar Rel and Conflict3
SW 351Oppression & Soc Injustice3

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of six hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary Courses

This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional Minor Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, college and University requirements.


Unless otherwise stated, the prerequisite for 300- and 400-level courses is junior standing or higher or permission of the instructor.

Special Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to complete internships in a variety of settings. Students should contact the program office for more information. The program also offers occasional study abroad opportunities.