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African Expressive Culture Minor


The Minor in African Expressive Culture offers an alternative to the general African Studies Minor and Certificate by focusing on African creative activities. Drawing on the African Studies Program’s strong faculty expertise in expressive traditions, this Minor allows students to take several courses across a spectrum of creativity such as literature, music, and the visual arts, or concentrate courses in any of these. It also permits students to concentrate on a particular geographic area on the African continent.


Students must complete at least 15 credit hours of coursework including the following:

  • AFRI-L 231 or HIST-H 227 African Civilizations (provides an historical introduction to the continent and strong background for its creative traditions)
  • At least 12 credit hours of coursework chosen in consultation with African Studies Program advisor Tavy Aherne, of which at least 9 credit hours must be completed at the 300-400 level.
  • A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed on the Bloomington campus.

In fulfilling the above requirements, students must meet all other College requirements for minors.