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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 [Archived Catalog]

African American Studies Minor

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Minor code OR4903

College of Arts and Sciences  
African American Studies 
31 S. Court St., Suite 122
Phone: 740.593.4546
Fax: 740.593.0671

Akil Houston, contact person

Program Overview

The Department of African American Studies was established in 1969, and remains one of a few programs with departmental status in the state of Ohio. A centerpiece of that legacy is our shared vision and philosophy with the National Council for Black Studies, which is to promote academic excellence and social responsibility in the areas of teaching, research, and service. We are a department that is committed to producing persons who are capable of solving problems in American (and global) society.

The faculty believes in preparing and mentoring all students to successfully complete their academic goals and objectives. Our mission is to contribute to an inclusive intellectual environment at Ohio University by developing and delivering an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary curriculum that advances the University’s general education goals.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The African American Studies minor complements and extends the academic background of students seeking professional careers in a variety of fields including law, education, social services, and the academy.

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Minor Hours Requirement

The African American Studies minor requires a minimum of 19 hours. At least two courses must be numbered 3000 or above.


Complete at least four courses at the AAS 2000, 3000, or 4000 level. AAS 3400, if completed, can only be used once, as a core or as an elective.

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