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Requirements for the Minor in Africana Studies

(Major Code AFST-BA)

Students who major in Africana Studies must take a total of 36 credits as follows:

Required Core Courses (21 credits)

AFST 101, 102 or 201/201W, 232/232W or 234/234W, 300/300W; HIST 277 or 278; PSCI 277 or 278; SOC 271, 272, or 273.

Electives (9 credits)

Three courses in one of the following concentrations, provided they have not been taken to fulfill the required core:

  1. Africa (Concentration code 00A): AFST 102, 201/201W, and 234/234W; HIST 111; ANTH 211; SOC 273.
  2. The Caribbean (Concentration code 00B): AFST 232/232W; HIST 243/243W; LALS 203, 204, 208; SOC 261 and 274; SPST 94.
  3. African American (Concentration code 00C): AFST 102, 201, 202, 234/234W; DRAM 206, 248; ECON 219; ENGL 354 and 355; HIST 277 and 278; SOC 211, 271, and 272.

Two courses (6 credits) must be selected from those above that have not already been chosen, or from ANTH 233, ETHST 310, or MUSIC 5, 239, 240. Consult the director for other courses that may satisfy elective credit for the major.

In addition, students must take three semesters of Arabic, French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish or pass a proficiency examination in an African language equivalent to the intermediate level. Students who have satisfied the college’s foreign language requirement in any of these languages do not have to take another language.


Requirements for the Minor in Africana Studies

(Minor Code AFST-MIN)

Students who minor in Africana Studies must take a minimum of 21 credits from the offerings listed in the program. At least 12 of these credits must be in the required core curriculum noted above.

Note: Core courses may not be used as electives. ​

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