Africa/African-American Studies
(minor only)

Changes effective Fall Term 2018

Faculty teaching Africa/African-American Studies courses include members of the Expressive Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Divisions in the College of Arts and Sciences. Please see the schedule of classes for each academic term for specific assignments.

The mission of the Africa and African American Studies (AAAS) program at Rollins College is to foster an awareness of the contributions and impact of people of African descent on the western hemisphere and a greater understanding of the complexity linked to the global African Diaspora.


Six (6) courses, including two (2) core courses, three (3) electives, (two (2) of which must be at the 300-level) and a senior independent study capstone with a significant community engagement component.


Two courses, one from Group A (non-US topics) and one from Group B.

One from Group A

  • ANT 200 Cultural Anthropology
  • ARH 145 Introduction to African Art
  • ENG 140 Writing about the Caribbean
  • REL 219 Islam: Religion and Society
  • SE 220 Global Development Challenges and Opportunities

One from Group B

  • CMC 150 Mindful Activism
  • HIS 140 African American History to 1877
  • HIS 141 African American History Since 1877
  • MUS 160 History of Jazz
  • SOC 111 Social Problems
  • ECO 135 The Global Economy
  • THE 342 History of the Theatre II


Three elective courses, two of which must be at the 300-level or higher. Students must choose one course from Group C, one from Group D, and one from either group.

Group C

  • ANT 259 Contemporary Middle East and North Africa
  • ANT 277 Gender in the Middle East and North Africa
  • ARH 243 The Art of African Textiles, Dress, and Fashion
  • ARH 341 African Art and Colonialism
  • ENV 340 Environmental Justice
  • LAC 200 Foundations of Latin American and Caribbean Culture and Society
  • POL 302 The Politics of Global Poverty
  • POL 306 Muslims in Western Politics
  • SEB 320 Strategies for Changemakers

Group D

  • EDU 271 School and Society
  • ENG 210 Language and Power
  • CMC 350 Critical Race Theory
  • CMC 350 Liberation and Social Change
  • HIS 346 United States Since 1945
  • HIS 347 History of Urban America
  • HIS 370 Race and Ethnicity in the United States
  • POL 252 American Civil Rights Policy
  • POL 387 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
  • SOC 330 Social Movements
  • SOC 331 The Civil Rights Movement
  • SOC 355 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 356 The State of Black America
  • SOC 360 Poverty and Social Welfare