The Africana Studies minor is designed to examine the histories, cultures, societies, literatures, and arts of people of African descent, and their contributions to world civilization. The curriculum takes a transnational approach to the study of the Black experience and places it in a comparative context of Africa and the African Diaspora. The goal of the interdisciplinary curriculum is to provide a personalized education of distinction through a range of core and elective courses that allow students to determine areas of emphasis. With faculty advisement, students will select a tailored course of study that introduces them to the key themes, concepts, intellectual traditions, and political movements of Africana Studies, laying a strong foundation for practical application and social engagement through the critical interrogation of race, geography, and power.
The minor requires a total of 21 credits distributed as outlined below. At least 12 credits may not be duplicated with coursework taken towards the student’s major and other minor(s). At least 12 of the credits must be upper-division and at least six of those must be completed in residency.
For additional information please contact Dr. Quaylan Allen, Attallah College of Educational Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org).