University of Rochester
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies

Minor in African & African-American Studies

  • All students must take at least one of the following:
    • (AAS 141) African-American History I or
    • (AAS 142) African-American History II or
    • (AAS 106) Colonial and Contemporary Africa
  • AAS 110 Introduction to African and African-American Studies
  • AAS 297 Colloquium in African and African-American Studies
  • In addition students must also complete four additional courses in African and/or African-American Studies at least three of which must be at the 200 or 300 level.  These courses must include offerings in at least two different disciplines.
  • A minor in AAS may satisfy a cluster requirement in either humanities or social sciences.
  • The divisional identity of the minor will be determined by the divisional identity of at least three of the student's elective courses (excluding the one course history requirement and the required colloquium).

For more information in African and African-American Studies contact:

The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, 302 Morey Hall, or Professor Cilas Kemedjio, Curriculum Director for the Frederick Douglass Institute, 303 Morey Hall, Tel: x3-5346,