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Minor in African Studies


The Minor is intended to give students a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of Africa. It complements a wide range of majors.


  • AFRI-L 231 or AFRI-L 232
  • Four elective courses, totaling at least 12 credit hours, from at least two different departments. Courses may be chosen from African Studies Program and cross-listed offerings with full or partial Africa content. At least one course must have 100 per cent Africa content. Three of the four courses must be at the 300–400 level; at least one elective course must be taught inside the College of Arts and Sciences. Students may also transfer courses from Study Abroad in Africa. Language courses cannot be applied toward elective requirements.
  • Two semesters of a language spoken on the African continent. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing two semesters of French, Portuguese, Arabic, or an African language offered through the Department of Linguistics.