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African-American Studies (Minor)

The African American and African Studies (AAST) program offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The program is designed to give students an essential core of basic knowledge and analytical skills, while providing an opportunity to take courses from two areas, African American Studies or African Studies.

African-American Studies (Minor)


Description


What is African-American Studies at ODU like?

The African American and African Studies (AAST) program offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The program is designed to give students an essential core of basic knowledge and analytical skills, while providing an opportunity to take courses from two areas, African American Studies or African Studies.

Program Highlights


What makes African-American Studies at ODU unique?

  • The African American and African Studies minor offers a variety of courses that satisfy the requirements for a minor in African American and African Studies

  • Interdisciplinary in nature, the African American and African Studies minor provides an opportunity for students to investigate the history and culture of people of African descent as well as the current political, economic and social interaction among all members of society

Courses


What are some courses offered in African-American Studies at ODU?

AAST 420W:
African American Political and Social Thought


This course is designed to introduce students to the historical and contemporary experiences of ?Blackness? as it has been constructed, contested and affirmed in various historical, political and narrative contexts. Embracing the theme of duality, the course examines what it means for a culture and people to be both integral to and excluded from the American political and social community. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and a General Education human behavior course.

AAST 410:
Africana Intellectual Thought and Economic Development


This course examines Africana philosophical and theoretical thought as it pertains to issues of race, labor and production. Through an examination of the social and economic legacy of slavery and colonialism, this course investigates how systems of exploitation have influenced the underdevelopment of Africa, the Caribbean and North America in its contribution to Western Capitalism. Prerequisites: General Education human behavior course.

CRJS 444:
Community Justice


This is a service learning course designed to study how the emerging field of community justice, a neighborhood-based strategy, can reduce crime and improve public safety by investing in social, human and cultural capital. Prerequisites: SOC 201S or CRJS 215S.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for African-American Studies at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in African-American Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

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Next Steps


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Location:

6004 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3812


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

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Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

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Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

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