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African and African Diaspora Studies Minor

Bottle trees The minor program encompasses study both of Africa and its peoples and of the dispersal of Africans to Europe and the Americas through forced migration and voluntary immigration. Accordingly, students may choose one of the two tracks: one that focuses on Africa (Track 1) and the other on the African Diaspora, primarily in the New World (Track 2). The minor requires students to complete 4 courses from one of the two tracks. A broad choice of courses is offered, making it possible to adapt the minor to a variety of major programs in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.

Track 1: Africa

Art 245: African and Oceanic Art
Geography 242: African Geography
History 241: Africa from Antiquity to 1800
History 242: African History: 1800 to the Present
English 318: African Literature
French 362: Francophone Literature and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora
French 363: Francophone Literature and Culture in North Africa
Philosophy 226: African Thought and Culture
Political Science 279: African Politics
LCTL (Less Commonly Taught Languages) 101: Elementary Swahili

The following courses offered through the Semester in Ghana program:
STGH 217: West African Literature and Drama
STGH 280: Government and Development in Africa
STGH 312: Culture of People in Ghana and West Africa

Other courses, including on-campus or off-campus Interim courses, may be counted toward the minor requirements with the approval of a program advisor.

Track 2: African Diaspora

History 255: African American History
English 283: African American Literature
French 362: Francophone Literature and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora
French 363: Francophone Literature and Culture in North Africa
Sociology 252: African Diaspora in the Americas
Sociology 303: Anthropology of Religion
Spanish 370 (when appropriate)

Other courses, including on-campus or off-campus Interim courses,may be counted toward the minor requirements with the approval of a program advisor.

2. One additional course from the opposite track.

3. IDIS 391; Seminar in African and African and Diaspora Studies

No more than one language instruction course, and no more than two Interim courses, may be counted toward the requirements for the minor.