Minors: African Studies

Students electing this minor must complete a minimum of 15 credits and meet a language requirement.

Course Requirements

Two courses are required from among the following courses in the Social Sciences: AFRA 3025; AFRA/HIST 3753; AFRA/POLS 3252.

One course is required from among the following courses in the Humanities: CLCS 3201 Comparative Literature: African Literature; ENGL 3318 Literature and Culture of the Third World: African Literature; FREN 3218.

Six more credits are required in courses on the lists of courses meeting the Social Sciences and Humanities requirements and/or the following courses: ARE 4305, ANTH 3512, ARTH 3760, ECON 3473, AFRA/HIST 3752, POLS 3255.

Language Requirement

Intermediate proficiency in an approved language other than English is required for the minor. This will be either the official language of an African country, e.g. Arabic, French, Portuguese, Swahili, or a widely used African language. Requires completion of the fourth semester of a college-level language sequence or examination by a faculty instructor in the language.

The minor is administered by the Individualized and Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Rowe 403. For information, contact iisp@uconn.edu or 860-486-3631.


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