Africana Studies - Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Africana Studies provides students with a unique opportunity to think critically about the cultural, historical, and social contributions and experiences of people from Africa and of African descent.  In our program, students examine the construction of blackness across ethnic, regional, and national boundaries.  Africana Studies courses are a comingling of traditional approaches to the field and cutting edge scholarship that challenges stereotypical portrayals of blacks the world over.

Because the Africana Studies minor is interdisciplinary, students can draw on courses from across the College of Liberal Arts. Students also complete core classes in the Africana Studies discipline. The interdisciplinary nature of the program provides students opportunities to understand Africana Studies through different lenses, including art, literature, history, contemporary issues, individual and interpersonal experiences, performance, and politics.

A background in Africana Studies complements any career field by providing a strong foundation in key workplace skills: critical thinking, communication, research, writing, and cultural understanding. Additionally, the Africana Studies minor prepares students to address some of the crucial societal issues today: immigration, health policy, justice and law reform, international relations, educational equality, and workplace equity.

AFST 200-4996
Select two from the following:6
Introduction to Africana Studies
Gateway Course
Seminar
Select one of the following:3
Race and Politics in the United States
Sociology of Sport
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Students must make a grade of C or better.

At least 6 hours must be at the 300-400 level.