Drawing on the expertise of a broad range of faculty, the cross-disciplinary African Studies Minor includes a range of courses in History, Anthropology, Political Science, English, Theology, and Psychology. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of African history, Africa's diverse peoples and cultures, and the political, economic and social challenges Africa faces in the 21st century. Students will learn the necessary analytic skills to make critical assessments about the complexity of African reality that goes beyond common media stereotypes.

Minor in African Studies Requirements: 18 credits

Choose two of the following courses: 6
Peoples And Cultures Of Sub-Saharan Africa
Politics of Africa
Introduction To African Literature
The African World
Select four additional courses (for a total of 12 credits) from the following:12
Demography: World Population Issues
Global Health: A Biosocial and Justice-Oriented Approach
Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa
Origins of Modern Africa
Seminar in African Studies
Nationalist Movements in Colonial Africa
Society And Belief Systems In Africa
Women and Gender in Africa
History of West Africa
Southern Africa: The Politics Of Race
Directed Independent Readings
Directed Independent Research
The Rwanda Genocide as a Challenge for the Church
Introduction To African Literature
Literature Of Francophone Africa
Globalization and Leadership in Africa
Nationalist Movements in Colonial Africa
Global Poverty and Development
Cross-Cultural Issues in Psychology
Total Credits18