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Minor in Africana Studies

The Africana Studies minor consists of 18 credits: 3 credits earned in the core course, 12 credits (4 courses) in the social sciences and humanities clusters and 3 credits (1 course) as an elective. The course breakdown is listed below:

  • Total 18 credits:
    • AFS 110-3 credits core course
    • 12 credits (3 credits per course) from the following clusters: English, History, Politics & Government, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Hart School, Art School, Independent Study, Honors Courses
    • 1 course- 3 credit elective
  • Writing Requirement

Upper-level Africana studies courses have a minimum writing requirement of 3,000 words, including examinations, reports, and term papers. This requirement must be filled in part by a written paper that is to be read, commented on and evaluated by the instructor and returned in time to allow for revision and reevaluation.

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in courses required to complete the minor. All courses required for the minor must be taken for a letter grade.

AFS Course Bulletin 

Declare a Minor in Africana Studies 

In order to declare a minor in Africana Studies please complete the highlighted sections of the change/add a minor form.  Next you should get your current major advisor's signature, acknowledging that the advisor is aware of your intent to minor in Africana Studies. Then you need to get Professor Wallace the program director, to sign your form.  Once these signatures have been obtained, the form should be returned to H 204 or 205.

Download the form.