AAMI Learning Community

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The African-American Male Perspectives Learning Community is a group of 4 classes that all 40 members of the AAMI Freshmen cohort will take together during the Fall and Spring semesters of their freshmen year.  Taking these courses together will help students build support networks amongst each other and strengthen their "brotherhood" as they work together to navigate their freshmen year.  As a cohort, it will be easier to form study groups, complete group assignments, and learn effective academic skills from each other. This first-year Learning Community will be an interdisciplinary approach to support the identity and academic development of students in KSU’s African American Male Initiative Program.

Students will develop critical thinking skills through a variety of activities, projects, and academic discourse designed to broaden their understanding of American History, the English language, and global issues as they relate to African-American male development.

  • Fall 2021

    • ENG 1101 - Virtual - taught by professor Lynn Washington
    • AADS 1102 - Virtual -  taught by professor Yen Rodriguez

    Spring 2022

    • ENG 1102 - days and times to be determined
    • HIST 2112 - days and times to be determined
  • Q: Do I have to be an African-American male to join this learning community?  

    A: No, you do not. Any student can enroll in these courses, however these courses will synthesize academic course-work with minority-male identity development theories, therefore it is recommended that enrolled students have an interest in learning more about minority-male development.  

    Q: Will these courses count towards my selected major?  

    A: Probably. These courses are part of the general education requirements that all KSU degree-seeking students must complete, therefore they will most likely count towards your selected major.  Successful completion of/or Dual Enrollment/AP credit for English 1101 and 1102 are required for all bachelor's degrees at KSU.  The MUSC 1107, HIST 2112, and AADS1102 will likely count as approved courses for most majors, unless you plan on double majoring.  If you enroll in this learning community, you will be assigned an advisor to ensure that each class will work with your major requirements.

    Q: How do I enroll in this Learning Community?

    A: Simply complete the application form below to apply for the 2020-2021 AAMI cohort. The selection committee will review your application and let you know if you have been accepted into program. If accepted, you'll be given instructions on how to register for the courses.