May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Africana Studies Minor

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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. 

Electives (12 hours)

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


* 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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