Minor in African Studies
Units required for Minor: 21
The program is intended to improve students’ understanding of modern Africa. As a significant part of the world community, Africa merits focused and sustained study. This program provides a cohesive, directed effort to develop students’ knowledge and appreciation for Africa’s peoples, geography, institutions, arts, customs, languages, traditions, resources, politics, and social structures. The program is designed and structured in a way that will be useful to the student, both professionally and academically.
The Minor is of particular relevance for students interested in acquiring an integrated perception and understanding of Africa. The program provides different options: a specific emphasis in international relations; interests in a particular aspect of African life such as art, history, or society; or general intellectual curiosity.
The CSU International Programs provide opportunities for students at Sacramento State to study and live in Africa. This constitutes a valuable adjunct to African Studies on the campus. Students are strongly urged to take at least one year of a language used in Africa other than English. Course selection for each student is worked out with an advisor from the African Studies faculty in conjunction with the Director of Pan African Studies.
|ETHN 10||Africa: Myths and Realities||3|
|HIST 7||History of African Civilizations||3|
|HIST 141||History of Africa Since 1800||3|
|HIST 142||History of Women in Africa||3|
|POLS 142||Government and Politics in Africa||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Introduction to Pan African Studies|
|African Religions and Philosophies|
|Topics In African Studies|
|Middle Eastern Societies and Culture|