Academic Majors & Minors
- Students can declare a major/minor during, or after the second semester of their freshman year. Students should declare a major/minor no later than the end of the sophomore year.
- No more than 2 concentrations allowed, either:
- 2 majors OR
- 1 major and 1 minor OR
- 1 major
- Maintain at least a C (2.0) average in any major or minor.
- Only one (1) undergraduate degree may be earned from Emory.
Minor in African American Studies
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Seven courses are required for the minor in African American Studies.
Emphasizing the historical agency of African American and other peoples of African descent and the centrality of race, racism, and racial formation in the Americas, Europe, and Africa, the minor is organized thus:
- Introductory Requirement: 1 course- AAS 100: Intro to African American Studies (4 credits)
- History Core Requirement: 1 course - HIST 338/AAS 338 (African American History to 1865) or HIST 339/339 (African American History Since 1865)
- Literature Core Requirement: 1 course - AAS 261 (Survey of African American Literature to 1900) or AAS 262 (African American Literature Since 1900)
- Humanities Area Requirement: 1 course - Any other AAS course that is cross listed with the following departments: AMST, ARTHIST, CPLT, ENG, ENGCW, FILM, FREN, FILM, HIST, MUS, PHIL, REL, SPAN, and other approved courses
- Social Science Area Requirement: 1 course - Any other AAS course that is cross listed with the following departments: ANTH, ECON, EDS, POLS, PSYC, SOC, WGS and other approved courses
- Diaspora Area Requirement: 1 course - Any other AAS course in which students study people of African descent outside of the United States and is listed or cross listed with the following departments: AFS, LACS and other approved courses
- Civil and Human Rights Area Requirement: 1 course - AAS 267, 300, 410, 412, 481 and other approved courses