May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies, Minor


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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.  

For additional information please contact Dr. Angelica Allen, Director of Africana Studies (anallen@chapman.edu).

Students pursuing a Minor in Africana Studies are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 21 credits in the minor, 12 of which cannot be duplicated by coursework in the student’s major or any other minor(s).
  • Complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 6 upper-division credits in residence.

electives (12 credits)


four of the following, two of which must be upper division, no more than two courses from the same discipline

total credits 21


*HUM 317  may count toward the minor, when the topic of the course contains a substantial Africana Studies component and is subject to the advisor’s approval.
**FREN 348  may count toward the minor, when the topic of the course contains a substantial Africana Studies component and is subject to the advisor’s approval.

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