The Africana Studies Minor

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Students preparing to enter the workplace after graduation will find a minor in Africana Studies provides opens doors because it provides enhanced preparation for many professions including education at all levels, counseling, public planning, and international relations. Students planning careers with non governmental organizations in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America or  with corporate America will also find much benefit in the course work offered by minoring in Africana Studies.

Students in the minor preparing for graduate or professional education in law, medicine, business, engineering, nursing, social welfare, environmental ethics, and education have found that they are both better prepared and more competitive.

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: August 15, 2014