African American Studies, Minor

Saint Louis University’s minor in African American studies introduces students to the African diaspora and the impact, interrelationships and dynamics in contemporary African American communities.

African American studies examines the racial, cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences of people of African heritage. The program helps students understand national and global views of African Americans and Africans to determine how such views have affected perceptions of self, family and community. 

The African American studies minor complements many majors offered at SLU, including degrees in communication, marketing, political science, psychology and social work.

It can be completed in coordination with any College of Arts and Sciences major. Students enrolled in the other schools and colleges of the University should refer to their requirements for coordinating the minor.

Up to six credits of electives can be used to satisfy the Arts and Sciences core as well as the major requirement.

Required Courses
AAM 2000Freedom Dreams: Intro to African American Studies3
AAM 2010Contemporary Black America3
AAM 4970Research Methods in African American Studies3
Choose one class at either the AAM 3xxx-level or AAM 4xxx-level3
Required Elective Courses9
The remaining 9 credits can be selected from courses with the 'African American Studies' attribute.
Total Credits21

Continuation Standards

Students with a minor in African American studies must maintain a 2.00 GPA in courses for the African American minor.