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African Studies Courses

In addition to these courses, you may petition the African Studies Program to apply special topic or independent study courses with substantial African content towards the minor.

This minor requires 18 credit hours from the categories below. Each course needs to be passed with a grade of C or higher. The approved course list is subject to change as departments add or drop courses with substantial African content. In addition, a student may petition the African Studies Program to accept special topic or independent study courses with substantial African content for credit towards the minor.

Core Courses (6 hours)

Select two courses:

  • HIST 106 - Introduction to African History
  • GEOG 228 - Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • ANTH 307 - Cultures of Africa

Courses on North Africa and the Middle East (3-6 hours)

Select two or three courses:

  • ARAB 121 - Elementary Arabic (offered fall 2017)
  • ARAB 122 - Basic Proficiency in Arabic (offered fall 2017)
  • ARAB 201 - Intermediate Arabic (offered fall 2017)
  • ARAB 202 - Intermediate Arabic
  • ARAB 398 - Selected Topics
  • HIST 104 - Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East (offered fall 2017)
  • HIST 348 - North Africa from Colonialism to Revolution: 1830-1962
  • HIST 349 - The Contemporary Middle East and North Africa
  • HIST 386 - Islamic Institutions and Traditions
  • RELG 354 - Islamic Institutions and Traditions

Additional Courses (9 hours)

Select two: 

  • ECON 505 - International Development Economics (offered fall 2017)
  • FREN 453 - Francophone Literatures and Cultures
  • GEOG 560 - Source Materials for Geographic Instruction
  • HIST 351 - Africa to 1800
  • HIST 352 - Africa since 1800
  • POLI 380 - Comparative Politics of Developing Countries (offered fall 2017)
  • POLI 432 - Nationalism and Ethnicity in World Politics
  • POLI 433 - Economic Aspects of International Politics (offered fall 2017)
  • SWAH 121 - Elementary Swahili
  • SWAH 122 - Basic Proficiency in Swahili

Select One

  • ARAB 121 - Elementary Arabic (offered fall 2017)
  • ARAB 122 - Basic Proficiency in Arabic (offered fall 2017)
  • ARAB 201 - Intermediate Arabic (offered fall 2017)
  • ARAB 202 - Intermediate Arabic
  • ARAB 398 - Selected Topics
  • ECON 505 - International Development Economics (offered fall 2017)
  • FREN 453 - Francophone Literatures and Cultures
  • GEOG 569 - Environment and Development
  • HIST 104 - Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East (offered fall 2017)
  • HIST 348 - North Africa from Colonialism to Revolution: 1830-1962
  • HIST 349 - The Contemporary Middle East and North Africa
  • HIST 351 - Africa to 1800
  • HIST 352 - Africa since 1800
  • HIST 386 - Islamic Institutions and Traditions
  • POLI 380 - Comparative Politics of Developing Countries (offered fall 2017)
  • POLI 432 - Nationalism and Ethnicity in World Politics
  • POLI 433 - Economic Aspects of International Politics (offered fall 2017)
  • RELG 354 - Islamic Institutions and Traditions
  • SWAH 121 - Elementary Swahili
  • SWAH 122 - Basic Proficiency in Swahili
  • AFAM/ANTH 580-Culture & Identity in the African Diaspora (offered fall 2017)