African Studies Minor

Professors: Armelle Crouzières-Ingenthron (French), Jacob Tropp (history); Associate Professors: Nadia Horning (political science), Michael Sheridan (sociology/anthropology); Assistant Professor: Claudia Cooper (education studies), Damascus Kafumbe (music)

This program offers a minor in African Studies to students who complete the following requirements:

(1) Two of the following courses which focus primarily on Africa:
DANC 0163 From Africa to America: Moving from Our Core
ECON 0234 Economics of Africa
ECON 0327 Economic Development in Africa
FREN 0395 Women's Voices from the Francophone World
FREN 0396 (Re) Constructing Identities in Francophone Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction

FREN 0398 Children and Civil War in Francophone African Literature
FREN/PSCI 0399 Power & Pen: Franco Africa
FREN 0492 Denunciation and Literature: The Awakening of the Maghreb

GEOG 0226 Geopolitics of Sub-Saharan Africa
HIST 0113 History of Africa to 1800

HIST 0114 History of Modern Africa
HIST 0315 Health and Healing in African History
HIST 0375 Struggles in Southern Africa
HIST 0441 Readings in African History: Environmental History of Africa
HIST 0442 Popular Culture and History in Africa
HIST/GSFS0443 Readings in African History: Women and Gender in African History

MUSC 0236 African Soundscapes
MUSC 0244 African Music and Dance Performance
PSCI 1016 Dictators and Democrats
PSCI 0321 Anglophone versus Francophone Africa (CW)
PSCI 0202 African Politics

PSCI 0431 Seminar on African Government

RELI 0233 Christianity in Africa
SOAN 0232 Anthropology of Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
SOAN/IGST 1070 Introduction to Swahili and East African Cultures
SOAN/IGST 1080 Swahili and East African Culture II

 (2) Two additional courses, either chosen from group (1) above or from the following courses, which include significant materials on Africa and/or the African Diaspora. When given the option to pursue independent research projects in these courses, students are expected to choose Africa-related topics to contribute to their minor:
ECON 0425 Seminar on Economic Development

ECON 0465 Special Topics in Environmental Economics
FREN 0394 Black and Beur Expression

GEOG 0210 Geographical Perspectives on International Development

HIST 0105 The Atlantic World: 1492-1900

HIST 0109 History of Islam and the Middle East, Since 1453

HIST 0225 African American History

HIST 0263 Religion and Politics in Islamic History

HIST 0427 Diaspora and Exile

HIST/GSFS0438 Readings in Middle Eastern History: Women and Islam

MUSC 1066 The History of the American Negro Spiritual

PGSE 0330 Aesthetics of Urban Poverty in Literature, Film, and Music
PGSE 0375 Colonial Discourse and the "Lusophone World"
PSCI 0209 Local Green Politics

PSCI 0258 The Politics of International Humanitarian Action

PSCI 0330 Comparative Development Strategies

RELI 0150 The Islamic Tradition

RELI 0272 African American Religious History

RELI 0359 Issues in Islamic Law and Ethics: Questions of Life and Death

SOAN 0211 Human Ecology

SOAN 0267 Global Health

SOAN 0468 Success and Failure in Global Health and Development Projects

SOAN 0340 The Anthropology of Human Rights

SOAN/RELI 0353 Islam in Practice: Anthropology of Muslim Cultures

*Courses offered during the winter term may apply to the minor.

(3) One advanced seminar course (0300- or 0400-level, depending on the department), or a relevant, independent 0500-level project (at the discretion of the program director).
     Other courses offered during the fall, winter, or spring terms, or at affiliated institutions abroad, may be substituted for the above listed courses at the discretion of the program director. As a general rule, no more than one course from a study abroad program will be counted towards the fulfillment of the minor.