Why minor in Africana Studies?
- Interdisciplinarity: As a field of study, Africana Studies insists upon placing different disciplines in conversation. It encourages you to build new bodies of knowledge by thinking across traditional boundaries.
- Critical Study: Africana Studies sharpens your ability to critically engage a text, a film, or an experience. You'll become better critical thinkers and learn essential academic and professional skills applicable beyond the particular field of study.
- Global Engagement: Blackness is transnational and ever-changing. Africana Studies facilitates a more complex and thorough study of Black life and experience, as well as demonstrates how blackness shapes or is shaped by other cultures and communities.
- Career: A minor in Africana Studies speaks to the true value of a liberal arts education. Whether interested in advanced graduate study, law school, or moving directly into the corporate or nonprofit workforce, a minor in Africana Studies can help you get there.
- Citizenship: Africana Studies is primarily an academic pursuit; however, one of its greatest rewards lies in its ability to cultivate better citizens of the world. Africana Studies strengthens our humanity.
Students from any major may pursue a minor in Africana Studies. The minor requires 15 credit hours with at least 9 hours at the 3000-level or above. Africana Studies offers a variety of courses. Additional courses are listed on the course listing page. Courses can also be approved on a case-by-case basis. For course details, search the Auburn Bulletin.
AFRI 2000 Introduction to Africana Studies
ANTH 2800 Anthropology of the African Diaspora
ARTS 3690 Arts of Africa (Requires permission of instructor to waive prerequisites.)
ENGL 2270 African American Literature before 1900
ENGL 2280 African American Literature after 1900
ENGL 4450 Topics in African American Literature
GEOG 3140 Geography of Africa
HIST 2120 Survey of Modern African History
HIST 3030 African American History
HIST 3060 Issues in African American History
HIST 3080 The Civil Rights Movement
HIST 5680 History of Africa from 1800 to Present
MUSE 1170/2170/3170/4170 Gospel Choir
PHIL 1090 Philosophy of Race and Gender (Course content changes often. Check with the program director prior to registering for this course.)
POLI 5620 African American Politics
SOCY 1100 Current Issues in Race and Gender
SOCY 3100 Police and Society
SOCY 3200 Sports in America
SOCY 3500 Minority Groups