African American Studies Courses

Courses in African American studies (designated AASP) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences
  • electives

UMUC offers only a limited number of courses each session in this discipline.

Introduction to African American Studies (3 Credits, AASP 201)

(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) An interdisciplinary study of significant aspects of African American history and culture, emphasizing the development of African American communities from the Middle Passage to the present. The objective is to conduct research, apply critical thinking skills, and articulate diverse historical perspectives in the context of African American history and culture. Topics include definitions of African American identity, influences, and achievements within American culture, as well as issues confronting African Americans. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: AASP 100 or AASP 201.