"Diaspora" comes from the Greek word meaning "to scatter." This unique field allows students to study the dispersal of African people and the consequences thereof.
Interdisciplinary minors, African and African diaspora studies are integrative programs intended to deepen your understanding of the African continent. A broad range of courses make it possible to adapt the minor to a variety of major programs in humanities, social sciences and fine arts. The minor program encompasses both Africa itself as well as the dispersal of Africans to Europe and the Americas.
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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. 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 (18 semester hours).
Other courses, including on-campus or off-campus interim courses, may be counted toward the minor requirements with the approval of a program advisor. No more than one language instruction course, and no more than two interim courses, may be counted toward the requirements for the minor.
New students are automatically considered for general academic scholarships ranging from $1,000-15,000 based on a careful review of their application materials.
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Interested in teaching? You can gain certification in African and African Diaspora Studies as a:
Calvin's teacher education program also contains education-specific course requirements that you must complete prior to certification. See course requirements for: