African American Studies
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
The Institute for African American Studies within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences provides a central focus for study of the impact of African American contributions upon human culture. Students will choose from one area of concentration and from each of the other two intellectually stimulating and exciting courses across the following three areas of concentration - History and Culture, Behavioral and Social Inquiry and Languages, and Literature and the Arts – for an appreciation of history, culture, psychology, socioeconomics, diversity, humanity, and experience.
The Institute is dedicated to creative research on the achievements of African Americans and to stimulating instruction for a diverse community of thinkers, serving as a cultural repository and resource for the citizenry of Georgia. Renowned faculty have published scores of books and critical articles and earned numerous awards in research and teaching, with the Institute expanding its learning to at least 10 associated departments and quadrupling its core course offerings since 1992 for a truly multidisciplinary approach.
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR
Students seeking a minor in African American Studies must complete AFAM 2000 plus 15 credits in African American Studies Courses for a total of 18 credits.