Minor in Africana Studies

About

The Africana Studies Minor teaches you to become an independent researcher and collaborative problem-solver with a focus on analyzing and interpreting the experience of African Americans. Our program appeals to students considering admission to graduate or professional schools and careers in education, business, law, politics, the media and publishing, international relations, arts and performance, development or humanitarian aid and global health as well as social work.

The Africana Studies Minor consists of four courses: two core courses and two electives (20 credits). This minor can be completed entirely online, entirely in-person, or a mixture of the two. If you’re considering this minor, please contact the director of Africana Studies.

Curriculum & Requirements

Africana Studies Minor

Note: 

  • AAST 214, 215 and 220 each fulfill the undergraduate diversity requirement.
  • AAST 315 fulfills the global studies requirement.
Required Courses
AAST/HONS/HUMN 214AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND EXPRESSIONS5
AAST/HONS/HIST 215EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO THE END OF THE RECONSTRUCTION 18775
or AAST 220 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: POST CIVIL WAR TO PRESENT
Required Electives–choose upper-division courses in consultation with the AAST program director.10
Total Credits20

Catalog Listing

2020-21 Online Course Offerings

The following courses are available online every quarter:

  • AAST 200 – An Introduction to Diversity & Inclusion
  • AAST 214 – African American Culture & Expressions
  • AAST 215 – Early African American History
  • AAST 220 – African American History: Post-Civil War
  • AAST 315 – African History
  • AAST 320 – African American Family

The following courses are offered online during fall quarter only:

  • AAST 301 – The Harlem Renaissance
  • AAST 321 – African American Political Awareness

The following courses are offered online during winter quarter only:

  • AAST 323 – Medical Apartheid
  • AAST 396 – “Yes We Can”: The Obama Presidency

The following courses are offered online during spring quarter only:

  • AAST 322 – Mass Incarceration
  • AAST 396 – The Black Male Experience in America
  • AAST 430 – African American Women’s History