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    East Tennessee State University
  Feb 20, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Africana Studies Minor

College of Arts and Sciences

Africana Studies: An Interdisciplinary Program

Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program that is dedicated to historical scholarship in major academic fields; political, economic, and cultural movements of Africa; and the African Diaspora across the globe.

Africana Studies Program’s Contact Information

Box 70672
Phone: 423-439-6688
Web Address:

Africana Studies Program Description

The Africana Studies Program promotes the awareness and understanding of issues related to the history of Africa and the impact of Africa on United States and World history.  Drawing upon the broad resources of the University, the Program offers and coordinates a variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities. It encourages regular course offerings on Africa, Black American Studies, American Studies, and Humanities in a number of academic departments.

A multidisciplinary faculty committee oversees the work of the Program.  An effort is made to consult with interested students to ensure that the Program’s activities and course offerings meet their needs and satisfy their academic interests.  Because of its flexibility, the Program serves as an attractive option for students in a wide variety of Majors.  In consultation with an Africana advisor, students may plan a course of study in the Africana Minor that will complement their Majors, enhance their employment skills, and enrich the knowledge gained in their studies at the University.

Africana Studies Minor: 21 Credit Hours

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 semester credit hours of which at least 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.

An Africana Studies Minor requires the completion of 21 hours of coursework. The following courses must be included in the required 21 hours:

A Partial Listing of Courses Related to Africana Studies

Course information below is listed in order of course number, course title, and credit hours.