Undergraduate Specialization - Specialization in African American History and Culture

Program:
Specialization in African American History and Culture
Program Code:
7608 African American Hst & Culture
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Specialization Undergraduate
Start Term:
US05
End Term:
FS13
Department:
Department of History
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Social Science

Department of History

Undergraduate Programs
Specialization in African American History and Culture

The Specialization in African American History and Culture, which is administered by the Department of History, is designed to:

  1. Help students to better understand and appreciate African American art, history, literature, music, and religion.
  2. Help students to become more aware of the role of African Americans within the context of American history.
  3. Promote scholarship in African American history and culture.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the specialization must contact the undergraduate advisor for African American History and Culture in the Department of History and sign a statement of interest in the specialization.  The student's program of study for the specialization must be approved by that advisor.

With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

Requirements for the Specialization in African American History and Culture

1. Core (9 credits).  The student must complete one of the following concentrations below:
English
ENG 349 African–American Literature I1 3
ENG 350 African–American Literature II1 3
ENG 450 Studies in African American Literature1 3
History
HST 310 African American History to 18761 3
HST 311 African American History Since 18761 3
HST 312 African American Women1 3
2. Electives.  The student must complete a minimum of 11 credits in at least three of the courses listed below.  A student who meets the Core requirement by completing the English concentration must complete at least three courses outside the Department of English.  A student who meets the Core requirement by completing the History concentration must complete at least three courses outside the Department of History.
IAH 211C Area Studies and Multicultural Civilizations: The Americas (D)2 4
IAH 241A Creative Arts and Humanities:  Music and Society 4
in the Modern World (D)2
ENG 349 African–American Literature I1 3
ENG 350 African–American Literature II1 3
ENG 353 Women and Literature3 3
ENG 405 Language Use in the African–American Community 3
ENG 450 Studies in African American Literature1 3
ENG 463 Studies in Literature of Africa and the African Diaspora 3
HST 310 African American History to 18761 3
HST 311 African American History Since 18761 3
HST 312 African American Women1 3
HST 322 History of the American South 3
HST 480 Seminar in American History4 3
MUS 130 Jazz Band 1
MUS 131 Jazz Combo 1
MUS 330 Advanced Jazz Improvisation I 2
MUS 331 Advanced Jazz Improvisation II 2
WRA 125 Writing:  The American Ethnic and Racial Experience2 4

 1    This course may be used to satisfy either the requirement referenced in item 1. or the requirement referenced in item 2., but not both of those requirements.

2    Only one of the following three courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for the Specialization in African American History and Culture:  Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures 125; Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities 211C, 241A.  That course may also be used to satisfy University requirements.

3    To be counted toward the requirements for the Specialization in African American History and Culture, the content of this course must focus on African American culture.  The undergraduate advisor for African American History and Culture in the Department of History must approve in writing the content of this course before the student enrolls in the course.

4    To be counted toward the requirements for the Specialization in African American History and Culture, the content of this course must focus on African American history.  The undergraduate advisor for African American History and Culture in the Department of History must approve in writing the content of this course before the student enrolls in the course.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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African American History and Culture, SPCU (7608)

Required Credits: 20    Program Version: US05

Requirement 1: Specialization - African American History and Culture - Core
Specialization - African American History and Culture - Core: A total 3 courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Option A: Option A -ENG349, ENG350, ENG450
Option B: Option B -HST310, HST311, HST312

Requirement 2: Specialization - African American History and Culture - Elective
Specialization - African American History and Culture - Elective: 11 credits from IAH211C, IAH241A, ENG349, ENG350, ENG353, ENG405, ENG450, ENG463, HST310, HST311, HST312, HST322, HST480, MUS130, MUS131, MUS330, MUS331, WRA125
Conditions:
Specialization Requirement: No more than 1 course from ATL125, IAH211C, IAH241A, WRA125 in Requirement(s) 2

Requirement 3
20 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.