Guide to Academic Planning 2017-2018

Africana Studies

Minor

Students wishing to minor in Africana Studies will complete six of the following courses, at least two of which must be at the 300-level or above.

6 courses distributed as follows, two of which must be at the 300-level or above:

  • HIST 325 Africa and the Americas 
  • One of the following African History courses:
    • HIST 130 Colonial Africa
    • HIST 250 South Africa: Race, Class, Nation
    • HIST 251 Violence and Memory in Central Africa
    • HIST 281 Aid, Humanitarianism, and Development in Africa
    • HIST 330 Culture and Colonialism
  • Two literature or cultural courses from the following list:
    • ENGL 245 African novel
    • ENGL 250 Women and African Literature
    • ENGL 358 African Film
    • ENGL 361 The Black Writer
    • ENGL 455 Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka
    • ENGL 460 Zora Neale Hurston
    • RELI   211 African American Religions
  • Two electives from the following list, not taken to fulfill any of the requirements above:
    • ENGL 245 African novel
    • ENGL 250 Women and African Literature
    • ENGL 358 African Film
    • ENGL 361 The Black Writer
    • ENGL 455 Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka
    • ENGL 460 Zora Neale Hurston
    • HIST 130 Colonial Africa
    • HIST 250 South Africa: Race, Class, Nation
    • HIST 251 Violence and Memory in Central Africa
    • HIST 281 Aid, Humanitarianism, and Development in Africa
    • HIST 330 Culture and Colonialism
    • RELI 211 African American Religions
    • SOCI 270 Race and Ethnicity

Study abroad courses and independent studies, if applicable and approved by the African Studies Program Committee, could also be used to substitute for courses listed in the three bulleted sections above.

English majors and History majors may double-count only one course from their major toward the African Studies minor.

COURSE PLANNING

The department faculty suggest that students complete their 200-level courses in English and History before their junior year.  Thereafter, students should complete the course requirements by taking at least two 300-level or above courses during their junior and senior years.

Students who wish to substitute relevant courses studied abroad or Hendrix independent studies to fulfill any requirements for the minor should submit a written request to the Africana Studies Program Committee.