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Associate of Arts with an Emphasis in African Diaspora Studies

Award: Associate of Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:
Description:

In Minneapols College's A.A. with emphasis in African Diaspora Studies program, you will analyze the history, politics, and cultures of African people globally and locally. You will explore the experiences of the descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, recent immigrants from Africa to the U.S. and Europe and many other aspects of African Diasporic lives around the globe.

di·as·po·ra 

  • Any group migration or flight from a country or region. Synonyms: dispersion, dissemination, migration, displacement, scattering. Antonyms: return.
  • Any group that has been dispersed outside its traditional homeland, especially involuntarily, as Africans during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1110 Or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 HIST 1300

 Or

 HIST 1310

 African-American History to 1865: Diaspora and Liberation

 Or

 African-American History from 1865: Civil Rights and Black Power

 3.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 2.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 2.00

 Goal Area 4 Course

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 4.  (MATH 1140 Introduction to Statistics is recommended)

 3.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 1.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 ENLT 2261 

 Or

 ENLT 2262

 African American Literature: Beginnings - 1965

 Or

 African American Literature: 1965 - Present

 3.00

 *CHEM 1140

 Chemistry in Your Life (recommended for emphasis Or choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 3)

 4.00

 MUSC 1040

 The Music of Africa

 3.00

 PSYC 1110

 General Psychology

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 17.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 BIOL 1136 and BIOL 1137

 Environmental Science and Environmental Lab

 (Recommended for Emphasis or choose any MnTC Goal Area 3 course with a traditional lab)

 4.00

 MUSC 1010

 American Popular Music 1: The History and Development of Jazz

 3.00

 PSYC 2280

 Cross-Cultural Psychology

 3.00

 SOCI 2145

 American Minority Relations

 3.00

 THTR 1163

 Mixed Blood Theater

 1.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 AMST 1132

 Introduction to Ethnic America

 3.00

 **CMST 2012

 Intercultural Communication (recommended for emphasis)

 3.00

 ENLT 1162

 Introduction to Literature of African Diaspora

 3.00

 **GLOS 1300

 Race and Culture: A Global Perspective (recommended for emphasis)

 3.00

 **MUSC 1020

 American Popular Music 2: The   History and Development of Rock ‘n’ Roll (recommended for emphasis)

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00

Students need to complete the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as elective credits to reach 60 credits for the A.A. with an Emphasis in African Diaspora Studies. All students pursuing this degree should work closely with their advisor to select the required courses for the emphasis, required MnTC courses for the 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and their MnTC electives.      

* MnTC Goal Area 3: Students must complete a minimum of two courses in two different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab-or-lab-like experience from MnTC Goal Area 3. By taking the recommended for emphasis courses, these two Goal Areas will be fulfilled.

**To complete the A.A. with an Emphasis in African Diaspora Studies, students must complete at least two courses from two different disciplines in MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 6. By completing the recommended for emphasis courses, students will satisfy these two MnTC Goal Areas.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.