The Minor in African American Studies
Students minoring in African American Studies need to earn 18 hours of credit.
- 3 credits AFA 2000 Introduction to African American Studies
- 3 credits AFA 3110 Key Issues in African American & Black Atlantic Thought
- 6 credits of AFA courses at the 3000 level or higher
- 6 Credits of Integrative Seminars AFA 4936 and AFA 4937
Community based learning
African American experience in a transnational context
Analytic,writing, & research presentation skills and development
Dr. Sharon Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org
104 Walker Hall; 352-392-3060
Required Reading for Core Introductory Course
Below are sample reading lists that form the core of the minor program. This list reflects the faculty's expertise and acknowledgement of an interdisciplinary knowledge base that comprises the theory and practice of African American intellectual pursuits.
- Conyers, James. Ed. (1997). Africana Studies: A Disciplinary Quest for Both Theory and Method.
- DuBois, W.E.B. (1903). The Souls of Black Folk. 1997 Bedford reprint, with Blight introduction.
- Fanon, Frantz. (1968). Black Skin, White Masks.
- Marable, Manning Ed. (2000). Dispatches from the Ebony Tower, Intellectuals Confront the African American Experience.
- Morrison, Toni. (1994). The Bluest Eye.
- Normant, Nathaniel. Ed. (2001). The African American Studies Reader.
- Wright, Richard. (1951). Black Boy.
Below is a list of recommended books for students interested in African American studies.
- Angelou, Maya. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1997 Bantam reprint.
- Asante, Molefi. (1987). Afrocentricity: The Theory of Social Change.
- Cleaver, Eldridge. (1968). Soul on Ice.
- Cruse, Harold. (1967). The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual.
- DuBois, W.E.B. (1907). “St. Francis of Assisi.” (Address delivered at the Joint Commencement Exercises of Miner Normal School, M Street High School, and Armstrong Manual Training School, Washington, D.C.) in Readings from Negro Authors (1931) edited by O. Cromwell, L. D. Turner, and E. B. Dykes.
- Dubois, W. E. B. (1996). Dubois Writings (collected works, contains: The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade,
The Souls of Black Folk, Dusks of Dawn, and
Essays and Articles). The Library of America, New York.
- Fanon, Frantz. (1963). The Wretched of the Earth. 1977 Grove reprint.
- Genovese, Eugene. (1976). Roll, Jordan, Roll, The World The Slaves Made.
- Grier, W. H. and Cobbs, P.M. (1969). Black Rage.
- Herskovits, Melville. (1941). The Myth of the Negro Past. 1990 Beacon Press reprint.
- Levine, Lawrence. (1977). Black Culture and Black
Consciousness, Afro-American Folk
Thought from Slavery to Freedom.
- Herskovitz, Melville. (1966). The New World Negro: Selected Papers in Afroamerican Studies.
- Karenga, Maulana. (1993). Introduction to Black Studies.
- King, Martin Luther. (1964). Why We Can’t Wait.
- Mintz, Sidney. (1976). The Birth of African-American
Culture: An Anthropological
Perspective. 1992 reprint.
- Welsing, Frances Cress. (1991). The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors. 2004 paperback.
(Available through UF databases: JSTOR, Academic Search Premiere, etc.)
- Babson, David. (1990). “The Archaeology of Racism and Ethnicity on Southern Plantations.” Historical Archaeology.
- Clarkson, Thomas. (1786). An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species. [electronic resource]. Dublin: printed by P. Byrne, and W. Porter.
- Epperson, Terrence. (1999). “The Contested Commons: Archaeologies of Race, Repression, and Resistance” in New York City in Historical Archaeologies of Capitalism edited by Mark P. Leone and Parker B. Potter
- Franklin, John Hope. (1986). “On the Evolution of Scholarship in Afro-American History,” in The State of Afro-American History edited by Darlene Clark Hine
- Franklin, Maria. (1997). “Power to the People”: Sociopolitics and the Archaeology of Black Americans. Historical Archaeology.
- Hall, Perry. (1996). “Introducing African-American Studies: Systematic and Thematic Principles.” Journal of Black Studies.
- Hudson, Herman. (1972). “The Black Studies Program: Strategy and Structure.” The Journal of Negro Education.
- Hunter, Herbert. (1983). “Oliver C. Cox” A Biographical Sketch of His Life and Work. Phylon.
- Mullins, Paul. (1999). “Race and the Genteel Consumer: Class and African-American Consumption, 1850-1930.” Historical Archaeology.
- Mullins, Paul. (2001). “Racializing the Parlor: Race and Victorian Bric-Brac Consumption.” in Race and the Archaeology of Identity edited by Charles Orser, pp. 158-176.
- Okafor, Victor. 1992. “A Reevaluation of African Education: Woodson Revisited.” Journal of Black Studies.
- Potter, Parker. (1991). “What is the Use of Plantation
- Semmes, Clovis. (1981). “Foundations of an Afrocentric Social Science: Implications for Curriculum Building, Theory, and Research in Black Studies.” Journal of Black Studies.
- Schiller, Naomi. (2000). “A Short History of Black Feminist Scholars.” The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
- Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society. (2000). Theme issue, "Theorizing Black Studies."
- Stewart, James. (1984). “The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois for Contemporary Black Studies. Journal of Negro Education.