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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies Minor

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Africana Studies Minor Program Information

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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.

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 credits

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

A partial listing of courses related to Africana Studies

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

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