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African Studies Minor


A minor in African Studies comprises the following:

A minor in African Studies consists of six courses (totaling 20 credits) taken from at least two departments. There are no prerequisites. To complete the minor, students must take HIAF 2001 and HIAF 2002 and earn a grade of C or better in both courses; take twelve more credits approved by the African Studies faculty advisor; and earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses counted toward the minor. Up to six credits of relevant study abroad may apply to the minor. Up to three courses (9 credits) counted toward the minor may also count toward the student’s major.

Declaring an AS Minor

PDF document icon African Studies Minor Declaration Form (.pdf, 86KB)

The procedure for declaring minor in African Studies is as follows:

  • Make an appointment with the AS Faculty Advisor, Lisa Shutt, whose office is in Minor Hall 102.
  • Print the PDF document icon African Studies Minor Declaration Form (.pdf, 86KB)
  • Be prepared to discuss the courses you have taken, or plan to take, to fulfill the AS minor requirements. 


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