Requirements for a Minor in Africana Studies
The Africana Studies minor is a multidisciplinary program jointly housed in the English and History departments that combines the study, research, interpretation, and the dissemination of knowledge concerning the African presence in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world from the birth of human civilization to the present. This program of study introduces students to theoretical perspectives and empirical studies of Africa and the African Diaspora. Undergraduate work in Africana Studies prepares students for employment opportunities in a variety of professional careers or for graduate study in the humanities and social sciences. Students are also equipped for careers in education, research institutions, corporations, multicultural institutions, community outreach, human resources management, social services, and public policy. Students in business and the professions (law, medicine, etc.) particularly enhance their ability to deal with a culturally diverse clientele.
The Africana Studies minor requires fifteen (15) hours from the following:
- English/History 3350: Introduction to Africana Studies.
- A minimum of 9 credit hours at the 3000-4000 level
- Humanities and social sciences courses related to race, Africa, Caribbean, African America (e.g. English, History, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Criminology…etc.)
- Courses taken to satisfy Major requirements may not be counted toward a Minor.
- Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in courses used to satisfy the Minor.