The African Studies minor is designed to give students broad multidisciplinary perspectives on African history, politics, culture, and the economy. The program aims to teach students about the diversity of the African experience and to think critically about the generalized and often incomplete information that are encountered in the media, written texts, and pronouncements of experts, casual observers, residents, and visitors to the continent. The educational objectives of the program include helping the students to acquire critical information that would facilitate their understanding of the multiethnic and multicultural world they live in and become, in the process, global citizens.
African Studies (AFS)
AFS 220. Special Topics in African Studies. (1-3 h)
Subject varies with instructor. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.
AFS 250. Seminar in African Studies. (3 h)
Interdisciplinary investigation of important issues related to Africa's past and present.
Nate Plageman, Associate Professor, Department of History
Lina Benabdallah, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Affairs
Regina Cordy, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Andrew Gurstelle, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Anthropology and Director, Museum of Anthropology
Simeon Ilesanmi, Washington M. Wingate Professor, Department for the Study of Religions
Veronique McNeely, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of French Studies
Kimberly Wortmann, Assistant Professor, Department for the Study of Religions