Coordinators: Michelle Johnson, Geoffrey Schneider

The interdepartmental African Studies minor gives an understanding of Africa’s rich heritage, diversity and role in the world today, and contributes an international focus to a liberal arts education. It consists of five courses chosen from the list below. Students must take at least three core courses, and they may choose any two other courses from the list below. If possible, at least one course should be related to the student’s major. In consultation with the coordinators of the minor, students may include an Africa-related course from the African-American or Caribbean Studies list. In general, there are no prerequisites for the courses on the African Studies minor list.

Core Courses:

ANTH 235 / IREL 235: Modern Africa
ANTH 329: Religions in Africa

ECON 224: African Political Economy
ECON 235: African Economic Development
ECON 270 / MGMT 270 / PSYC 270: South Africa: Social Entrepreneurship

FOUN 098:
South Africa: Apartheid and After

FREN 336: Francophone Africa

HIST 291: African History I
HIST 292: African History II

Other African Studies Courses:

ANTH 228: Ritual, Myth, and Meaning
ANTH 305: Womb to Tomb: Culture and the Life Course

GEOG 236: Third World Development

HIST 290: European Imperialism and Colonialism

SOCI 213: Race in Historical and Comparative Perspectives
SOCI 310: The Sociology of Developing Societies

Courses taken in summer or in semester-long or year-long programs in Africa may count towards the minor.



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