Africana Studies Minor

Students adding the Africana Studies Minor to their undergraduate Major will develop a good foundation for understanding the African experience.

With a minor, students are will exposed to the historical and comparative patterns of life, labor, culture, development and social protest of peoples throughout the African Diaspora. This Minor complements virtually every Major available throughout the university.

Fifteen (15) Credit Hours are required for the Minor in Africana Studies. The three required courses are:

  • AFS 240 - African Civilizations
  • AFS 241 - Introduction to African American Studies
  • AFS 342 - Introduction to the African Diaspora
  • Elective Course (from AFS Curriculum)
  • Elective Course (from AFS Curriculum)

Declaring a Minor

Form #1: Declare a Minor form
Registration and Records (R&R): the Declare a Minor form must be completed, signed, and delivered to R&R in Harris Hall in order to be enrolled officially in the Minor and displayed in the student's degree audit.  A Minor needs to be declared before the student applies for graduation.  This form can be signed by either the Program Director/Coordinator for the Minor or the Interdisciplinary Studies' Student Services Specialist, in the 1911 Building, Suite 106. 

Form #2: Application for Minor Certification form 
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS): the Application for Minor Certification form for Africana Studies is to be completed, approved and signed, and then delivered to the IDS Main Office (1911-106) usually no later than the term when all Minor requirements are met.  List on this form all courses taken for the Minor, with the grades received, as well as all courses in progress and planned courses for the Minor.  This form must be signed by the Africana Studies Program Coordinator.

A Minor must be completed no later than the term in which the student expects to graduate.  The College of Humanities & Social Sciences (Caldwell 106) provides graduation clearance for these Minors which is required to receive official recognition and be placed on the student's permanent transcript.