African Studies Minor
Program Coordinator: George Kintiba, Ph.D.
The African Studies Minor focuses on the history, culture, politics and economics of the peoples who populate the continent of Africa. As an interdisciplinary field of study, the minor will provide students with an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts that have and continue to shape political, economic and social development in Africa.
The African Studies Minor will include a total of 15 (18 if the student elects to pursue the optional Capstone offering) composed of the following:
|Courses of Choice (two must be at the upper level)
|Area 1: History, Culture, and Language (2 courses)
|African Slave Trade
|Black Diaspora Literature and Culture
|African, Indian and Caribbean Writers
|Special Topics in African American, African, and African Diaspora Literatures (topics vary; must be approved)
|African-American History to 1865
|History of South Africa
|Special Topics in History (The African City: From Ancient Mali to Modern Johannesburg)
|Selected Topics in History (HIST428B: Seven Revolutions in Post War Africa)
Any approved African language course 1
|Area 2: Politics, Society, and Development (2 courses)
HIV/AIDS in a Global Perspective
|Issues in African Development
|World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies
|Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas
|Development Geography: Environmental & Social Justice
|Changing Geographies of Sub-Saharan Africa
|The Politics of Global Development
|Capstone Course (optional)
|Directed Readings in African American Studies
|Research Directions in African-American Studies
|Special Topics in Africa and the Americas (AASP468Z: South Africa Study Abroad Seminar))
AASD presently offers introduction and elementary courses in Igbo, Twi and Yoruba, and students may also take courses in Swahili through the Big 10 Alliance.
Other relevant courses with permission of the program. Please see the academic advisor in AASD for an approved list of courses.