Africana Studies

The Africana Studies Minor

The Advantages of a Comparative, Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Africana Studies courses supplement and sometimes challenge predominant Euro-centric disciplinary providing students opportunities to work with faculty who are themselves engaged with historical, cultural, social, political, and economic aspects of Africans and the African Diaspora. Offering an interdisciplinary curriculum, the Africana Studies minor embraces the bodies of knowledge and research methods of the social sciences, the sciences, the humanities, and the arts. It's comparative methodology enables students to study the historical and contemporary accomplishments of and the challenges facing Africans and  people of African descent in different regional settings and thus to develop cross-cultural, international, and transnational perspectives.

Course Requirements

Students in the Africana Studies Minor take AFRI 2000 and select four elective courses, three which must be at the 3000 level or higher. For courses not listed on the website, students should speak with the Director to determine whether or not a course will apply. Courses applied to the core, a student’s major or to other minors may not be applied to a minor in Africana Studies.

Last Updated: April 27, 2016