Minor Requirements – 18 (or more) credits

Required Courses

  • AADS 1110 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies – 3 credits
  • AADS 6600 Senior Seminar (or the equivalent) 
    – 4 credits
  • Four additional courses (clustered around a theme) – we recommend that minors take AT LEAST two courses of three or four credits before taking AADS 6600 Senior Seminar 


AADS 1110 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies familiarizes students with the major issues and methodologies involved in studying the African diaspora. AADS 6600 Senior Seminar is an intensive reading and writing course designed to assist students in synthesizing their minor experience.

To affirm and specify our minors’ selected Central Theme, we suggest that their four additional courses reflect a particular thematic focus. Some possible themes are:

  • Cities and Urban Life
  • Economics of Inequality
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Globalization and Development
  • Intellectual and Philosophical Traditions
  • Migration and Immigration
  • Music and the Performing Arts
  • Political Systems and Grassroots Protest
  • Popular Culture and New Media
  • Spirituality and Social Protest

Though suggested, these themes are not required; additionally, students may devise their own thematic foci, in consultation with AADS Director.

Contact African and African Diaspora Studies Program
Phone: 617-552-3238

Website: /schools/cas/aads/

AADS minor application. Submit all competed applications to Richard Paul at richard.paul@bc.edu.

Thank you!