2014-2015 Catalog


African and African American Studies Minor

The minor in African and African American Studies is interdisciplinary and fits within the framework of a liberal-arts education by supplementing the student’s academic major with a scholarly understanding of African diasporic history, social and political life, economics, culture, and art. The minor  also addresses issues and topics pertaining to the physical and psychological health of peoples of the African diaspora by  providing students with clear, culturally based knowledge about African diasporic communities not only on the African continent, but also throughout the Americas, Caribbean, Europe, and even Asia.

Degree Requirements

The minor in African and African American Studies requires a minimum of five (5) course credits, as follows:

Required Core Courses

AFR 222Intro to African-Amer Studies

1 Course Credit

AFR 260/HIS 260Survey of African His (HIS)

1 Course Credit

Required Distribution Courses

Three (3) additional course credits chosen from the AFR course offerings (which include cross-listings), or courses outside of the AFR program that have been approved for credit by the Program Chair of the African and African American Studies program.

Additional Considerations for the Minor

The Chairperson of the African and African American Studies program will serve as the adviser for all students seeking the AFR minor.