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A minor in Africana Studies, coupled with your major in marketing, management, political science, criminal justice, English, history, sociology, anthropology, early childhood or secondary education, community health, family and consumer sciences, or any other area, will expand you career opportunities and broaden your awareness of international affairs.

An understanding of the contributions of peoples of African descent made throughout the world economically, politically, culturally, and socially will apply to rewarding careers in a variety of areas including:

  • Broadcasting/Journalism
  • Legislation
  • Civil Services
  • Politics
  • Employment Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Health Care
  • Teaching
  • Housing Administration
  • Union Representation
  • Law
  • Urban Planning

Required courses to complete the minor:

AAST 3230    Introduction to Africana Studies
AAST 4630   Seminar in Africana Studies

Students must take at least one course from these two areas-humanities and social sciences and may include no more than one lower division course.

The 15-hour minor includes at least 12 hours of upper level coursework.

Special Electives:

AAST 3030 A Selected Topics in Africana Studies/Model OAU
AAST 3030 B Selected Topics in Africana Studies/Afr.-Amer. Film

Foreign Languages:

YOUR 1001    Elementary Yoruba I
YOUR 1002    Elementary Yoruba II
YOUR 2001    Intermediate Yoruba I
YOUR 2002    Intermediate Yoruba II
YOUR 3030    Selected Topics in Yoruba
AAST/YOUR 3130    Yoruba Conversation
AAST/YOUR 3330    Yoruba Culture and Civilization
AAST/YOUR 4890    Directed Study in Yoruba
AAST/FREN 3336    Francophone Cultures of Africa & The Caribbean
AAST/SPAN 5330    African-Hispanic Culture


AAST/ART 3435    African Art and Culture AAST/ART 3436    African American Art


AAST/MUSC 5132    Jazz History


AAST/THEA 3332    African American Theater

Speech Communication:

AAST/SPCM 4337    Rhetoric of Social Movements


AAST/ENGL 3231    Survey of African American Literature
AAST/ENGL 5539    Literature by Women


AAST/HIST 3130    African American History to 1877
AAST/HIST 3131    African American History since 1877
AAST/HIST 3530    History of Africa to 1800
AAST/HIST 3531    History of Africa since 1800
AAST/HIST 4532    Destruction of Slavery
AAST/HIST 5233    The American City

Political Science:

AAST/POLS 3237    African American Politics
AAST/POLS 3431    African Politics


AAST/SOCI 4333    Race and Ethnicity
AAST/SOCI 4431    Inequality


AAST/ANTH 5435    The Rural South
AAST/ANTH 5437    Cultures of Africa
AAST/ANTH 5530    Sociolinguistics


ASST/GEOG 4330    Geography of Africa South of The Sahara

Last updated: 10/9/2017