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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.


  • 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 additional credit hours from the African Expressive Arts list of sample courses. Nine of these hours should be at the 300-400 level. They may be taken while in residence on the Bloomington campus or while participating in an IUB sponsored study abroad program. Students should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the African Studies Program if specific overseas courses or Bloomington courses not listed below can be counted toward the Minor.

Note: College policy does not allow a course in which a student earns a grade below C– to fulfill a Minor requirement, and the student must earn a grade point average of at least 2.0 in all courses taken in fulfillment of Minor requirements.