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Africana Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor)


The minor in Africana Studies requires 15 credits including HIS 3400 African Civilizations and the African Diaspora and four of the following courses, representing at least three different disciplines.

Required (3 credits):

HIS 3400 African Civilizations and the African Diaspora

Elective Courses (12 credits):

ANT 2440 Caribbean Cultures and Identities
ANT 2450 African Cultures
ART 1830 Racism in Film
ENG 3300 Colonial American Literature
ENG 3330 African-American Literature to 1900
ENG 3470 20th-Century African-American Literature
ENG 3480 The Harlem Renaissance
ENG 3650 Caribbean Literature
ENG 3845 Black Women's Rhetorics
FRE 3820 French Afro-Caribbean Literature
GOV 2480 Municipal Government and Administration
GOV 2750 Politics of the Caribbean Area
GOV 3680 Politics of Africa
HIS 2300 History of Africa
HIS 2301 Africa in the Colonial Period
HIS 2302 Contemporary Africa
HIS 2450 History of the Modern Caribbean
HIS 3410 African Nationalism
HIS 3711 African-American History to 1900
HIS 3712 African-American History since 1900
HIS 3850 Africa and the Atlantic
MUS 1300 History of Jazz
PSY 2230 Psychology of the African-American Experience
SOC 1190 Sociology of Poverty in America
SOC 2450 Sociology of the Black Experience

For more information, contact Africana Studies Program Director Dr. Jessica L. Harris at [email protected].

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.