Students take courses that engage the following four key interdisciplinary themes:

  1. History
  2. Politics (including political theory and peace studies)
  3. Cultural and Social Evidence (including anthropology, sociology, philosophy, religion, education, interdisciplinary studies, and intercultural studies)
  4. Expressive Discourses (including literature, fine arts, dance, theater, music, and other arts)

A student who elects to minor in Africana studies is required to complete a minimum of 18 credit hours:

  • One core course titled Introduction to Africana Studies (AFR 200)
  • Four 100- or 200-level courses, one from at least three of the four key interdisciplinary themes (of these four courses only one may be a 100-level course)
  • One 300-level course 

Many professors from different departments teach within the Africana Studies Program. The minor is managed by a rotating team of principal advisers. Some aspects of the program of study may change.