African American Studies

African American Studies

What is African American Studies?

The African-American Studies Program examines the experiences, history, and culture of people of African descent in North American countries. Our courses explore the innovative, complex, and distinctively African American social structures and cultural traditions that African-American have created. Our growing number of elective courses will provide an engaging and flexible curriculum to the students which will allow them the academic freedom to explore their history and culture.

Through innovative course design, the African-American Studies Program will offer twelve electives that are proven to strengthen the capacities of young African-American students, their families, and communities. Through project-based learning, experiential learning, and varied assessments students will learn, apply, and demonstrate knowledge of the African-American society.  

Students can use the African-American Studies pathway to supplement their standard core courses while tailoring their education to fit their life experiences by learning more about the history, culture, and experiences of African-Americans.  Start today for just $39, and with a monthly tuition of just $39 per month it is one of the most affordable African-American Studies courses available.


What's a Directed Reading Course?

The African-American Studies courses are designed using a directed reading model.  Many of you may ask what is a directed reading course?  A directed reading course is a class where the student and/or the faculty member select books on a particular topic which the student will read and then complete projects that are directly applicable to the books in which they read.  

The course can take anywhere between 2 months to 1 year to complete depending on how often the student reads.  For instance, you could read 1 book every 3 months and after a year you would earn credit for the class, or you can read a book every month and earn a credit in just 16 weeks. 

Another benefit of using the directed reading model is that if a student wants to explore a different subject matter they only need to email the faculty member a description of what they want to learn about, or hit the Request A Course link below, and a new course is made for the student.  

AAS2001: African Americans in Politics & Leadership

AAS3001: African Americans in the Civil War

AAS4001: African Americans in Culture

AAS5001: African Americans and Sociology

AAS6001: African Americans in the Modern Day

AAS7001: African Americans and Slavery

AAS8001: African American Women

AAS9001: African Americans and US History

AAS1101: African Americans and Urban Studies

AAS1201: African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement