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Minors in African and African-American Studies

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Requirements for the Minors

For students whose programs make it attractive and feasible for them to focus on an African or American region, country, or topic, the department provides a minor in African and African-American studies. 4 tracks are offered.

African-American Studies Track

  • AAAS 106 The Black Experience in the Americas
  • AAAS 306 The Black Experience in the U.S. Since Emancipation
  • 12 additional hours of African-American (U.S.)-related AAAS courses at the 300 level or above

African and African-American Studies Track

  • AAAS 105 Introduction to African History
  • AAAS 106 The Black Experience in the Americas
  • 12 additional hours of AAAS courses at the 300 level or above

African Studies Track

Option 1: Advanced African Language Study

Option 2: African Societies and Civilizations

Option 3: African Arts and Literature

Option 4: Political Economy of Health and Development in Africa

Option 5: People and Space in Africa

Option 6: Student-Designed Cluster

Haitian Studies Track

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