Africana Studies Minor

Africana Studies Department information  

The Africana Studies minor complements many major concentrations. All students completing a minor are encouraged to meet with their Africana Studies advisors at least twice during each semester or term that they are enrolled.

Requirements


Twenty-one credits, as follows:

A. Introductory courses (6 credits)


  • AFA 101 - Introduction to Africana Studies (3)
  • AFA 220 - Black Intellectual Thought (3).

B. History and Literature (6 credits)


Two from:

History


  • AFA 230 - Survey of African History to 1800 (3)
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  • HIS 230 - Survey of African History to 1800 (3)
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  • AFA 235 - Introduction to the History of African Diaspora (3)
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  • HIS 235 - Introduction to the History of African Diaspora (3)
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  • AFA 322 - History of West Africa and the Atlantic World (3)
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  • AFA 334 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States (3)
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  • HIS 334 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States (3)
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  • AFA 335 - History of the African-American to 1877 (3)
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  • HIS 335 - History of African-Americans to 1877 (3)
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  • AFA 336 - Africa in Modern Times, 1800 to Present (3)
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  • HIS 336 - Africa in Modern Times, 1800 to Present (3)
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  • AFA 338 - Topics in African-American History (3).
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  • HIS 338 - Topics in African-American History (3).
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  • AFA 395 - Topics in African Diaspora Studies (3).
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  • AFA 435 - Black America Since the Civil War (3).
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  • HIS 435 - Black America since the Civil War (3).

Literature


  • AFA 206 - Introduction to African Literature (3)
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  • CPL 206 - Introduction to African Literature (3)
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  • ENG 209 - Introduction to African Literature (3)
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  • AFA 215 - African American Literature (3)
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  • ENG 215 - African American Literature (3)
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  • AFA 216 - Afro/Latino/Caribbean Women Writers (3)
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  • WGS 216 - Afro/Latino/Caribbean Women Writers (3)
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  • AFA 257 - Literature of Social Protest in Africa (3)
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  • CPL 257 - Literature of Social Protest in Africa (3)
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  • AFA 301 - Early African-American Literature (3).
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  • AFA 318 - Women Writers of the African World (3)
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  • CPL 318 - Women Writers of the African World (3)
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  • WGS 318 - Women Writers of African World (3)
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  • AFA 400 - 20th Century Major African Authors (3)
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  • CPL 400 - 20th Century Major African Authors (3)
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  • AFA 480 - Africa in 20th Century Anglophone World Literature (3)
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  • CPL 480 - Africa in 20th Century Anglophone World Literature (3)

C. Politics, economics, religion and philosophy (3 credits)


One from:

  • AFA 203 - Origins of Modern Racism (3)
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  • PHL 203 - Origins of Modern Racism (3)
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  • AFA 205 - African Religions and Philosophy (3)
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  • ANT 205 - African Religions and Philosophy (3)
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  • AFA 240 - African Political Systems (3).
  • AFA 351 - United States Foreign Policies Towards Africa (3)
  • AFA 357 - The Black Church and the Civil Rights Movement (3)
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  • AFA 358 - The History of African-American Religion (3)
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  • HIS 368 - History of African-American Religion (3)
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  • AFA 364 - Conflicts and Humanitarian Intervention in Africa (3)
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  • AFA 369 - African Religions (3).
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  • ANT 369 - African Religions (3).
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D. Arts, Cultures and Languages (3 credits)


One from:

  • AFA 207 - Modern African Drama and Poetry (3)
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  • CPL 207 - Modern African Drama & Poetry (3)
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  • THE 207 - Modern African Drama and Poetry (3)
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  • AFA 208 - Multicultural Drama (3)
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  • THE 208 - Multicultural Drama (3)
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  • AFA 239 - Drama of the Harlem Renaissance (3)
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  • THE 239 - Drama of the Harlem Renaissance (3)
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  • AFA 242 - Contemporary Black Theatre in America (3)
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  • THE 242 - Contemporary Black Theatre in America (3)
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  • AFA 250 - African Cultures (3)
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  • ANT 250 - African Cultures (3)
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  • AFA 260 - African Diaspora in the Americas (3)
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  • ANT 260 - African Diaspora in the Americas (3)
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  • AFA 312 - Black Arts Movement (3)
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  • THE 312 - Black Arts Movement (3)
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  • AFA 313 - African-American Music (3)
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  • MUS 313 - African-American Music (3)
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  • AFA 325 - History of African Art (3)
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  • ARH 325 - History of African Art (3)

E. Education, Psychology, Health and Social Sciences (3 credits)


One from:

  • AFA 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
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  • SOC 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
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  • AFA 331 - Urban Education and Social Change (3)
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  • AFA 359 - The Black Family (3)
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  • SOC 359 - The Black Family (3)
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  • WGS 359 - The Black Family (3)
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  • AFA 362 - Politics and the Black Family in Modern America (3).
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  • AFA 399 - Teaching Africana Studies (3)


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