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Minors

Pan-African Studies Minor

A Pan-African Studies minor introduces students to the experiences and accomplishments of people of African descent wherever they may be in the world. It complements majors in other fields that prepare students to work in areas such as education, law, law enforcement, public service, social work, research, foreign service, business and community development.  Beyond the required courses, students may choose to focus on history, Diaspora studies, politics, language, culture, arts or a general program.

PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)   
Course    Title    Credits    
PAS    23001    Black Experience I: Beginnings to 1865
3   
23002    Black Experience II: 1865-Present
3   
37000    Oral and Written Discourse in Pan-African Studies    3   
37010    Research Methods in Pan-African Studies    3

Elective upper-division courses    3   
Choose from the following:    3   
PAS    22200    Introduction to African Arts (3)

33200    Ancient African Civilizations (3)     
34000    Introduction to African World View (3)     
Choose from the following:    3   
PAS    35100    Black Social and Political Thought (3)     
35200    African Social and Political Systems (3)     
TOTAL    21   

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

African Studies Minor

The African Studies minor provides a broad familiarity with African history, culture and contemporary problems. Study in this program may be coordinated with relevant language study through Pan-African Studies.

AFRICAN STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS  (18 credits):   
Course    Title    Credits    
Choose from the following courses:     18   
ANTH    38250    Religion: A Search for Meaning (3)

48212    Kinship and Social Organization (3)

ARAB    11101    Elementary Arabic I (5)     
11102    Elementary Arabic II (5)     
ARTH    22020    Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (3)

42025    Art of West Africa (3) 

42026     Art of Nigeria (3)     
42027    Art of Central Africa (3)     
ECON    32075    Introduction to International Trade (3)     
42075    International Economic Relations (3)     
42076    Economic Development (3)     
GEOG    31070    Population and Environment (3)  

37040    Geography of Africa (3)

41073    Conservation of Natural Resources (3)     
44010    Geography of the Global Economy (3)     
HIST    31130    History of African Civilization (3)     
41131    History of Africa to 1880 (3)     
41132    History of Africa, 1880 - Present (3)     
MCLS    40420    Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies (3)     
MUS    42111    African Music and Culture (3)     
PAS     10101    Elementary Kiswahili I (4)     
10102    Elementary Kiswahili II (4)

15200    Introduction to West African Cultures (3)     
22200    Introduction to African Arts (3) 

25200    East African-Kiswahili Cultures (3)     
32050    African Literature (3)

33200    Ancient African Civilizations (3)     
34000    Introduction to the African Wold View (3)     
34100    Islamic West Africa (3)     
35200    African Social and Political Systems (3)     
37020    Model African Union (3)     
37100    Pan-African Women's Literature (3)

43395    Study Abroad: Ghana (3)     
44095    ST: Contemporary Africa     
42095    Special Topics in the Literature of Pan-Africa (3)      
POL    30540    African Politics (3) 

30840    Nongovernmental Organizations (3)     
40530    Politics of War (3)     
40560    Human Rights and Social Justice (3)     
TOTAL     18    

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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