Associate Professors—Richards, J., Steier
Lecturers—Bernstein, Gearring, Malonga-Casquelourd
Students who select this minor are presented with different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Each course provides alternate ways to describe and analyze what was, and what is, important to individual Africans; to African communities, societies, and nation-states; to the African continent as a whole; and/or to the whole of Africa as part of the Third World. Common to all the perspectives is the examination of the process of change/development/modernization. It is hoped that students will be provided the tools to enable them to build their own frames of reference, syntheses of concepts, data, and theories, as well as to enrich their social attitudes and cultural values concerning Africa.
AFRICAN AREA STUDIES MINOR
Students interested in this minor should see one of the African Area Studies faculty to choose the courses most appropriate to them. (NOTE: No more than six units may be taken on a CR/NC basis; no more than nine units may be transferred from other campuses.) All students completing the minor are required to demonstrate intermediate level competency in a relevant language other than English. For specific information on
how to meet the requirement students should consult with the coordinator of the minor program.
The African Area Studies Minor consists of a core curriculum of three courses which contain material and perspectives which reach across the normal disciplinary divisions of the university, plus fifteen units of upper division courses taken from the following list, on advisement.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Course Disciplines listing in the "Announcement of Courses" section).
Core Curriculum Units One course selected from each of the following areas: Classical Africa 3 BLS 305 Ancient Egypt CLAR 500 Ancient Egyptian Civilization Africa: Tradition and Transition 3 BLS 302 Black Diaspora HIST 610 History of Africa Modern Africa 3 BLS 301 Africa in Global Perspective HIST 611 Modern Africa HUM 515 Styles of African Cultural Expression Electives Units selected on advisement with at least one course from each group and no duplication of courses that were taken as part of the core curriculum 15 Behavioral and Social Sciences ANTH 315 Regional Ethnography: East and South Africa ANTH 315 Regional Ethnography: Peoples and Culture of West Africa GEOG 570 Regional Studies: Africa HIST 600 Ancient Egypt HIST 610 History of Africa HIST 611 Modern Africa IR 321 African Foreign Policy Ethnic Studies BLS 300 From Africa to America BLS 301 Africa in Global Perspective BLS 302 Black Diaspora BLS 305 Ancient Egypt BLS 411 African—African-American Literature Humanities and Arts ART 503 African Art History CLAR 500 Ancient Egyptian Civilization (to 2000 B.C.) CLAR 501 Ancient Egyptian Civilization (after 2000 B.C.) CLAR 502 Ancient Egyptian Language and Literature DANC/BLS 617 Black Dance Experience HUM 515 Styles of African Cultural Expression Total for minor 24
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