Academic Program

Undergraduate Program (Majors & Minors)

AADS Major:

The AADS Major Program prepares students for leadership in general, and it is an excellent foundation for graduate and professional study. The AADS Program is committed to offering its majors an academically challenging curriculum coupled with a strong foundation of liberal arts education. We also offer a concentration in Cultural Arts with the major program.

AADS Major encompasses a total of 6 required classes (18 credit hours) and 4 related courses or related electives (12 credit hours), which equates to a 30 credit hours total to complete it.

AADS Minor:

The AADS Program offers an 18 credit hour minor to further enhance interested students’ undergraduate studies.

Adding an AADS Major or Minor:

To add or change your major / minor, fill out the UNCG online change form here.


 

Requirements for AADS Major:

In addition to completing all General Education Core Requirements (GEC), GEC Marker Requirements, and College of Arts and Sciences Requirements (CAR),* AADS majors must:

  1. Complete the 18 credit hour core requirement:
    • ADS: 201, 210, 315, 410 (All four courses are required)
    • ENG: 374 or 376 or ADS: 376
    • HIS: 301 or 389 or ADS: 356
  2. For the Cultural Arts Concentration requirements:
    • ADS: 200, 310, 330, 350 (3 out of 4)
    • ADS: 400
  3. Complete 12 credit hours of additional AADS and related area courses:
    • African American & African Diaspora Studies (ADS): 200, 260, 300, 305, 310, 320, 325, 330, 351, 400, 492, and 554
    • Art History (ARH): 112, 211, 370, and 371
    • Anthropology (ATY): 325, 355, and 440
    • Dance (DCE): 132, 232 and 332
    • English (ENG): 315
    • History (HIS): 203, 204, 302, 306, 399, 502, 524, and 581
    • Music (MUS): 214
    • Philosophy (PHI): 121
    • Political Science (PSC): 391
    • Religion (REL): 229
    • Sociology (SOC): 222, 327, 364, 390, and 425
    • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS): 333

*GEC, CAR, and GEC Marker links refer to the current Undergraduate Bulletin. Students who entered prior to this year may have different requirements and should verify these through their catalogue or with an advisor. 

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Requirements for AADS Minor:

  1. Complete the 6 credit hour core requirement:
    • ADS: 201 & 210
  2. Complete 12 hours from additional AADS and related courses or related electives:
    • African American & African Diaspora Studies (ADS): 200, 260, 300, 305, 310, 320, 325, 330, 351, 400, 492, and 554
    • Art History (ARH): 112, 211, 370, and 371
    • Anthropology (ATY): 325, 355, and 440
    • Dance (DCE): 132, 232 and 332
    • English (ENG): 315
    • History (HIS): 203, 204, 302, 306, 399, 502, 524, and 581
    • Music (MUS): 214
    • Philosophy (PHI): 121
    • Political Science (PSC): 391
    • Religion (REL): 229
    • Sociology (SOC): 222, 327, 364, 390, and 425
    • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS): 333

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Archive of AADS Related Courses

ART

  • ARH 112 Survey of Non-Western Art
  • ARH 211 Art and the African American Presence
  • ARH 370 African Art
  • ARH 371 The Transatlantic: Cross-Cultural Representations

Anthropology

  • ATY 440 Colliding Worlds: Forming America

Communication Studies

  • CST 460 African Americans in the Media
  • CST 520 African American Culture and Identity

Dance

  • DCE 132 African Dance 1
  • DCE 232 African Dance 11
  • DCE 332 African Dance 111

English

  • ENG 315 Postcolonial Literature
  • ENG 374 Early African American Writers
  • ENG 376 African American Writers after the 1920s

History

  • HIS 203 History of Africa to 1870
  • HIS 204 History of Africa since 1870
  • HIS 301 Race and Slavery
  • HIS 302 Race and Segregation
  • HIS 303 South Africa and Its Neighbors
  • HIS 304 Women in African History
  • HIS 306 Islam and Popular Culture in Africa History
  • HIS 581 African History: Selected Topics
  • HIS 587 Southern African Kingdoms

Music

  • MUS 214 Jazz Appreciation

Philosophy

  • PHI 121 Contemporary Moral Problems

Political Science

  • PSC 391 African Political Systems
  • PSC 392 The Politics of South Africa Through Film and Literature

Religious Studies

  • REL 229 Introduction to African American Religions
  • REL 332 Contemporary African American Religious Thought

Sociology

  • SOC 222 Sociology of Deviant Behavior
  • SOC 227 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 425 Contemporary Gangs in America

WGS

  • WGS 333 Postcolonial and Transnational Feminisms