Taking as its central mission the study of peoples of African descent on the continent and in the diaspora, the Africana Studies minor seeks a nuanced and interdisciplinary understanding of the human experience. The Africana Studies minor does so through the humanities, arts, and social sciences, with particular emphasis on continuities and discontinuities across geography and time. Its broad educational objectives are to engender among all students an intellectual appreciation of black lives and their saliency for all human experience; to deepen students’ critical analytic skills; and to value social equality, democracy, and humanitarianism. The Africana Studies minor strives to provide students with substantive knowledge of the black world and its linkages to national as well as pre-, sub-, supra-, and transnational processes. Students play an active role in Africana Studies Institute’s mission to facilitate respect and positive intersocial relationships within the university community.
In addition to AFRA 2211, you must choose any courses from any three of the Five Curricular Areas (Black History, Black Diasporic and Global Perspectives, Race, Society and Health, Black Arts, Literature, and Culture, Black Politics and Social Justice) and one additional course from any AFRA curricular area, including variable topics, special topics, or independent study.
Africana Studies Theories and Methods (required) AFRA 2211.
1. Black History
2. Black Diasporic and Global Perspectives
3. Race, Society, and Health
4. Black Arts, Literature, and Culture
5. Black Politics and Social Justice
6. Special, Variable and Independent Topics