Africana Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor Requirements — 18 Credits

Africana Studies Core Courses (12 Credits)

Foundations of Africana Studies - 3 Credits

Choose one of the following:
AFS 100Introduction to Africana Studies

3

AFS 101Development of Black Identity

3

AFS 240Dynamics of Racism

3

"Rethinking" Africa - 3 Credits

Choose one of the following:
AFS 104Survey of Africa

3

HIST 110African Civilization

3

Survey of African American History - 3 Credits

Choose one of the following:
AFS 201African American History I

3

AFS 202African American History II

3

Special Topics in Africa and/or the African Diaspora - 3 Credits

Choose one of the following:
AFS 101Development of Black Identity

3

AFS 205Survey of African American Literature

3

ENG 236Ethnic American Literature

3

FL 195Elementary World Language

5

FL 296Study Abroad Experience

3

FR 116Contemporary France

3

FR 117The French Speaking World

3

MCS 101Multiculturalism in the United States: Concepts and Issues

3

MUS 150History of Rock and Roll

3

MUS 296Jazz Music: History and Appreciation

3

SOC 235Social Change in a Global Context

3

SOC 237Sociology of Minorities

3

The AFS Program will recognize African centered or diasporic languages transferred from an accredited institution. Languages include, but not limited to, Akan, Kiswahili, Standard Arabic, Wolof, Somali, Zulu, Portuguese among others. Please contact both the Department of Modern Languages and African Studies Program if you have any questions.

FL 296 needs approval of the Department of Modern Languages and the African Studies Program.

Africana Studies Upper Division Electives (6 Credits)

Choose two of the following courses (select two courses from two different prefixes):
AFS 303Blacks in the American West

3

AFS 310African Americans and U.S. Education

3

AFS 340The Black Family

3

AFS 360Routes of Black Music

3

AFS 386Political Economy of Modern Africa

3

AFS 395Aspects of the African-American Experience

3

AFS 396African and African American World Views

3

AFS 399Community Study Project

1-4

AFS 404History of Blacks in Film

3

AFS 415Black Psychology

3

AFS 420African American Leadership and Politics

3

AFS 422Directed Studies

1-4

AFS 456The Black Church and Religious Traditions

3

ANT 313Anthropology of Globalization

3

ANT 331Global Population and Human Needs

3

ART 382African Art

3

CRJ 475Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Social Class in Criminal Justice

3

ECON 344International Economics

3

ECON 360Economics of Growth and Development

3

ECON 362Economic History of the United States

3

ECON 365Urban and Housing Economics

3

ENG 374American Diaspora and Globalization

3

GEOG 326Africa

3

GEOG 333South America

3

GNDR 300History of Feminism

3

GNDR 414Masculinities

3

HIST 301Colonial Africa

3

HIST 312History of Brazil

3

HIST 314History of Latin America to 1855

3

HIST 315History of Latin America: 1855 to the Present

3

HIST 316History of the Caribbean and Central America

3

HIST 318Modern Africa

3

HIST 319Revolutionary South Africa

3

PSCI 316Latin American Politics

3

PSCI 318The Politics of the Developing States

3

SOC 388Global Immigration

3

SOC 414Masculinities

3

SPAN 321Spanish Civilization and Culture

3

SPAN 331Latin American Civilization and Culture

3

SPAN 341Mexican and Mexican American Civilization and Culture

3

Notes: AFS 395, Aspects of the African American Experience, is a variable subtitle course that students may take more than once under different subtitles.

AFS 399 and AFS 422, when taken by minors, must always be taken for three semester credits.