Africana and African American Studies Minor
The Africana and African American Studies minor provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to central issues in African, African Diaspora, Caribbean and African American history, literature, and culture. The minor permits students to concentrate in one of these areas or to combine courses from among the many offerings to create a distinctive program.
Five courses (20 credits)
Introductory Course (One of the following)
- ANTH 500D, Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa
- ENGL 517, Introduction to African American Literature and Culture
- ENGL 609, Ethnicity in America: The African American Experience in the 20th Century
- ANTH 450, Introduction to Race, Culture, and Power
- HIST 505 or 506, African American History
- HIST 587/588, History of Africa
- HIST 444D, Slavery and Society in Pre-Colonial Africa
Elective Courses (Four courses)
Students must take at least one at the 600- or 700- level.
Electives are approved for the minor and announced each semester in the Time and Room Schedule and on this website. Courses that are partly devoted to the concerns of Africana and American Studies may count for the minor, if the instructor will allow the students to focus a significant amount of coursework to this field of study. Approval by both the minor coordinator and the course instructor is required for such courses.
- Students must earn a C- or better in each course and maintain a 2.00 grade-point average in courses taken for the minor.
- Electives may include special topics courses, as approved by the minor coordinator, a senior seminar, internship, or study abroad credits.