Africana Studies (Minor)
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The Africana Studies minor provides a comparative and interdisciplinary study of the Black experience in Africa and the Americas. Three required courses include an introduction to African Civilizations (AFS 240 African Civilization), Introduction to African American Studies (AFS 241 Introduction to African American Studies), and Introduction to the African Diaspora (AFS 342 Introduction to the African Diaspora). Two elective courses may be selected from a list of designated courses in such disciplines as anthropology, communication, English, history, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology. The minor is designed to bring together students from diverse backgrounds and curricula who share a common interest in the global experience of African people. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
Students interested in pursuing the African-American Studies minor should consult with Dr. Haddy Njie as listed below.
A University Minor Declaration Form should be submitted to Registration and Records for inclusion of the minor on the student’s official record. Dr. Njie will certify completion of the minor. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
- Completion of 15 credit hours.
- A minimum grade of ‘C’ (2.0) or better must be achieved in each course counting towards the minor.
- A maximum of one (1) course may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
|AFS 240||African Civilization||3|
|AFS 241||Introduction to African American Studies||3|
|AFS 342||Introduction to the African Diaspora||3|
|AFS/WGS 380||Black Feminist Theory||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Survey of African-American Literature|
|Introduction to History of South and East Africa|
|Introduction to History of West Africa|
|Racial and Ethnic Relations|
|African American Religions|
|Leadership in African American Communities|
|Psychology and the African American Experience|
|Black Popular Culture|
|African Literature in English|
|African-American History Through the Civil War, 1619-1865|
|African-American History Since 1865|
|African American Cinema|
|Black Political Participation in America|
|Issues in the African Diaspora|
|History of the Civil Rights Movement|
|History of the Republic of South Africa|
|Leadership in Modern Africa|
|Africa (sub-Saharan) in the Twentieth Century|
|Study Abroad in Africana Studies|
|Peoples and Cultures of Africa|
|Africana Political Philosophy|
|African American Families: History, Tradition, and Community|