The minor program in Africana Studies is administered by the Africana Studies Institute.
Taking as its central mission the study of peoples of African descent on the continent and in the diaspora, the Africana Studies minor seeks a nuanced and interdisciplinary understanding of the human experience. The Africana Studies minor does so through the humanities, arts, and social sciences, with particular emphasis on continuities and discontinuities across geography and time. Its broad educational objectives are to engender among all students an intellectual appreciation of black lives and their saliency for all human experience; to deepen students’ critical analytic skills; and to value social equality, democracy, and humanitarianism. The Africana Studies minor strives to provide students with substantive knowledge of the black world and its linkages to national as well as pre-, sub-, supra-, and transnational processes. Students play an active role in Africana Studies Institute’s mission to facilitate respect and positive intersocial relationships within the university community.
The requirements include 15 credit hours selected from the following:
- AFRA 2211
- One course each from groups A, B, and C
- One additional course from any of groups A, B, or C; or AFRA 3295; or 3898
Group A: History
Group B: Social and Political Inquiry
- AFRA 3025
- AFRA/ANTH 3152;
- AFRA/HRTS/SOCI 3505, 3825;
- AFRA/POLS 3252, 3642, 3647; AFRA 3033/POLS 3633/PP 3033; AFRA/POLS/WGSS 3652;
- AFRA/PSYC 3106;
- AFRA/SOCI 3501,
Group C: Literature and the Arts