Africana Studies

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Minor in Africana Studies

Minoring in Africana Studies is a great way to add a global and cultural component to virtually any major, and it’s only 6 courses. You’ll not only learn about African and African American social, political, and historical development, you’ll also engage in meaningful conversations with a diverse group of peers, and build your cultural competency.

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To minor in Africana studies you will need to take a total of 18 credits as follows:

  • Two required core courses: AAF 201 and 202 (six credits).
  • Four electives (12 credits) selected from the following list:
    • AAF 360, 390, 410
    • ECN 386
    • ENG 247, 248, 362, 363, 364
    • HIS 150, 384, 388
    • PSC 408

Students who are interested in substituting another course that has a central focus on some aspect of the black experience may do so with permission from the program director.

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