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Race and Ethnic Studies

Minor in Africana Studies (AFS)

The Africana studies minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the peoples of Africa and African descendants in the Americas, Africa, and throughout the diaspora. Through its courses, the minor encourages service at the local, national, and international level. It is interdisciplinary and structured to incorporate teaching and research methodologies and materials from disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences and other schools throughout the University.

The Africana studies minor requires 15 semester hours. It must include one approved "Special Topics" or "Independent Study" course from an appropriate discipline and 12 semester hours in upper division courses (300-level or above) from a minimum of three different disciplines.

The minor prepares distinctive graduates to develop and use analytical skills and approaches to understand historical and contemporary issues associated with the experience of Africans and African descendants.


Race and Ethnic Studies Program