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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pan-African Studies Minor

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The Pan-African Studies minor is a multidisciplinary program that brings together courses focusing on the vitality and accomplishments of pre-colonial African societies, the cultural and racial heritages of people of African descent in relationship to western societies, and aspects of modern-day African cultures. The cluster of courses included in this program represents a broad, diverse look at the diaspora of people of African origin. The minor helps students to enrich their cross-cultural studies; to heighten their awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity; and to expand their knowledge of world contributions of people of African heritage. A Pan-African Studies minor is thus valuable in an increasingly diverse society and attractive to employers and graduate schools alike.

Students must complete 18 credits to earn a minor in Pan-African studies. In addition to the one required course PNAF 131 , at least three courses (9 credits) must come from Category A: Exclusively Pan-African-Focused courses. The remaining courses may come from either Category A or Category B: Substantially Pan-African-Focused courses. Because their content may vary, courses from Category B must be approved by the coordinator of Pan-African Studies to count for the minor. In addition, special topics, independent study, study abroad, and internship courses may be applied to either category with the approval of the program coordinator.

No more than 6cr taken for the minor may also count for the student’s major.

Category A: Exclusively Pan-African Focused: 9-15

Total Minor Requirements: 18

(1) Because their content may vary, courses from Category B must be approved by the Pan-African Studies coordinator in order to count for the minor.

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