African and African-American Studies Minor

Program Requirements

  • Total units required: 19

The minimum grade required for course work to count towards the minor is a C- or better. Students may apply a maximum of 6 credits to their minor that are earned through study abroad and/or transfer credits.

Required Courses

Students must complete the following 4 units:

AFAS 1002Foundations in African & African-American Studies1
AFAS 255Introduction to Africana Studies3
Total Units4

Elective Courses

Students select 15 units at the 300 level or above, chosen in consultation with the advisor.

Additional Information

Co-Curricular Opportunities for Minors

The program regularly sponsors lectures and events such as plays, film festivals, exhibits, field trips, panels, and speakers that focus on contemporary or perennial topics of interest in all areas of the Black experience. In many cases, guest lecturers and artists visit classes and interact directly with students. These program-sponsored events are designed to foster a vibrant social and intellectual community within the program and to give our students a sense of identity and of what it means to be part of the African and African-American Studies community. We encourage our minors to participate in these activities to complement their classroom experiences.

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