Students who minor in African and African American studies must complete a minimum requirement of six one-semester courses offered by the department on the Lincoln Center or Rose Hill campuses. Students may select electives from courses in English, literary studies, history, art and music history, and political science that have been cross listed by the department.
1. Africa Requirement: Complete AFAM 1600 or a higher level course on Africa
2. African-American History: Complete AFAM 1100, AFAM 2100, or an equivalent course on African American History
Courses 3-6 - African and African American Studies Electives
African Studies Area of Concentration for International Studies
The department also offers an area concentration in African studies for the International/Intercultural studies major.
In addition to the four required courses common to all International Studies majors, the area of concentration in African Studies consist of:
1. Six courses chosen to provide area proficiency in contemporary issues in Africa
2. Senior Thesis: One course, plus advisor-guided thesis
Students choosing the African studies area concentration are advised to demonstrate their foreign language proficiency in a language relevant to the study of Africa, such French, Swahili, Arabic, Portugese... etc.
African and African American Studies majors should consider the possibility of studying abroad during their junior year, possibility through the university study abroad office. Such a program will give them an extremely valuable perspective on Africa and its Diaspora, and at the same time will enrich their understanding of the history and culture of their host society.