The minor consists of a minimum of 5 full courses (or the equivalent) and a learning portfolio.
Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the minor.
The interdivisional minor in African American Music is designed for Oberlin students (Conservatory or College) who want to structure and organize their studies around a topic with unique history and curricular offerings at Oberlin. At the core of the minor is study of the history of African American Music as well as a broad introduction to Africana Studies. These named requirements provide an essential foundation, while electives in both the Conservatory and College allow students to explore and pursue a variety of classes and activities that speak to their specific interests. These interests may be primarily academic in nature or may involve engaging as a performer or creator of artistic work.
Visit the African American Music webpage for more information.
Students wishing to complete the African American Music Minor should consult with a member of the curricular committee, and complete the Interdivisional or Arts & Sciences Minor form. The form requires the signature of one of the co-chairs.
Chris Jenkins (Conservatory Dean’s Office)
Charles Peterson (Africana Studies)