Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Africana Studies Minor Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Africana Studies Minor

College of Liberal Arts >> History 

18 hours; 2.0 minor GPA required

This minor is comprised of two required courses (six credit hours) and four electives (twelve credit hours) derived from three separate areas. Students must take the required Introduction to Africana Studies and Africana Perspectives courses. The introductory course will serve as an overview to the interdisciplinary topics and methods of Africana Studies. It will be both a recruitment tool for the minor and will be an elective that exposes non-Africana Studies minors to the discipline. The Africana Perspectives course will be an interdisciplinary inquiry into the history, challenges, and forms of Africana Studies that engages contemporary and historical approaches. Students will explore academic disciplines, as well as material beyond the academy, including art, folk culture, language, literature, music, and social movements. Additionally, minors must complete 12 credit hours of electives, with at least one course taken in each area. 

Required Courses (6 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
AFRC 111 - Introduction to Africana Studies

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
AFRC 311 - Africana Studies Perspectives
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

Electives (12 hours)

Choose one course from two areas and two courses from an additional area.

Area 1: African Studies

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ANTH 326 - Peoples of Africa
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
ART 255 - Introduction to African Arts
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 299 - Special topics of Literature **
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
ENG 373 - Introduction to African Literatures
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
FREN 308 - Francophone Cultures

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-World Languages and Culture; Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
FREN 460 - Internship in French
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 1-6
GERM 308 - Germanic Cultures

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-World Languages and Culture; Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
GERM 344 - Germanic Literature in Translation
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
HIST 310 - Topics in World History
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
HIST 384 - History of Africa to 1800
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
HIST 385 - History of Africa since 1800
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
GLST 185 - Introduction to Africa
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
RTV 499 - Special Topics **
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
SOC 370 - Seminar in Sociology **
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
AFRC 321 - Field Experience in an African Country
Term(s) Offered: Summer
Credits: 3
AFRC 300 - Topics in Africana Studies ***
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
AFRC 400 - Africana Topics ***
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
WLC 301 - African Linguistics and Food
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

Area 2: African American Studies

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 231 - African American Literature

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
HIST 300 - Topics in U.S. History **
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
HIST 336 - African American History to 1865
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
HIST 337 - African American History Since 1863
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
HIST 400 - Topics in American History **
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
HIST 456 - Race, Power, and Violence

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
HIST 498 - Senior Seminar in American History **

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
RTV 499 - Special Topics **
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
SOC 370 - Seminar in Sociology **
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
SOC 421 - Race and Ethnicity
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
POLS 302 - The Politics of the Civil Rights Movement
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
AFRC 300 - Topics in Africana Studies
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
AFRC 331 - Field Experience in the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Term(s) Offered: Summer
Credits: 3
AFRC 400 - Africana Topics
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

Area 3: African Diaspora Studies

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ANTH 325 - Ethnology of Mesoamerica
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
ENG 373 - Introduction to African Literatures
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
FREN 308 - Francophone Cultures

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-World Languages and Culture; Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
FREN 344 - Francophone Literature in Translation
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
FREN 460 - Internship in French
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 1-6
FREN 499 - Individual Study in French
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 1-3
GERM 308 - Germanic Cultures

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-World Languages and Culture; Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
GERM 344 - Germanic Literature in Translation
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
GERM 499 - Individual Study in German
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 1-3
HIST 310 - Topics in World History **
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
GLST 470 - Special Topics in Global, Interdisciplinary Studies **
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
RTV 499 - Special Topics **
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
SPAN 333 - Afro-Latin American Studies
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
AFRC 300 - Topics in Africana Studies ***
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
AFRC 362 - Introduction to African Diaspora History through Film
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
AFRC 400 - Africana Topics ***
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

Notes

* Students must choose courses from at least two different disciplines for this minor

** These special topics courses may be taken to fulfill elective requirements, but must be approved by the director of the program and must include or be related to Africana Studies or Race issues.  Successful completion of one satisfies only three hours of the eighteen-hour minor program.

*** May be taken twice to fulfill program requirements.  Each course taken may count for only three hours in one area of the eighteen-hour program.

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