Coordinator: Dr. Ibigbolade Aderibigbe

As the oldest and the most diverse continent in the World, Africa provides one of the best venues for the study of the human and nature relationships especially with the impact of issues such as urbanization, deforestation, soil erosion, climate change and wildlife conservation. The diversity of the continent is highlighted in every aspect of life: the people, the languages, the vegetation, the political traditions, the economic practices, the belief systems, world views and so on. The Minor in African Studies will provide the students an understanding of this unique and diverse continent. This will not only heighten the students’ sensitivity to the changing nature of the World but it will also improve their comprehension of globalization and interrelationships of all human history and culture. A Minor in African Studies, through its curriculum, will enhance students’ abilities, options, and opportunities as they enter the global market place

In order to complete the Minor in African Studies, students must complete 18 credit hours from the list below of *courses endorsed by the African Studies Institute. The following regulations also apply:

  • A minor must contain at least 9 hours of upper division course work.
  • Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor. Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.
  • A minor in African Studies will not consist of more than 6 hours of African related independent study or course work not listed amongst courses endorsed by the African Studies Institute (ASI). Such course work must be petitioned and approved by the ASI Director.
  • At least three courses (9 hours) must be taken in residence.
  • It is not compulsory to study abroad to earn hours for the minor, but hours acquired in study abroad programs in Africa can be counted towards the minor.
  • Courses taken to earn the Certificate in African Studies cannot be used towards the minor.
  • All courses used to satisfy the minor must be passed with a grade "C" (2.0) or better.
  • Total Required hours for the minor:         18

Minor in African Studies Brochure

(*Students should check with the African Studies Institute or the University of Georgia bulletin for newly added courses).

 

Courses for the Minor

Required Courses: (9 hours):

AFST(ANTH)(CMLT)(GEOG)(HIST)(SOCI) 2100

3

INTL(AFST) 4355 or AFST 4200/6200

3

 AFST/CMLT/ANTH 3030

3

   

 

Electives: (9 hours)

AFST 4200/6200

HIST(AFST) 4550/6550

HIST 2502

AFST(RELI)(LACS) 4620/6620

TXMI(DRAM) 4270/6270

LAND 4910/6910

CMLT(AFST) 3150

ANTH 2120H

LING(CMLT) 4870/6870

CMLT(AFST) 4880/6880

ANTH 4061/6061

MUSI 3020

CMLT(AFST) 4890/6890

CMLT 3990

MUSI 4270/6270

HIST(AFST) 2501

CMLT 4875/6875

RELI 4310/6310

HIST(AFST) 3500

CMLT 4895/6895

RELI(AFST) 4625/6625

HIST(AFST) 3511

AFAM(DRAM) 4490/6490

SOCI 4900

HIST(AFST) 3512

THEA 4800/6800

TXMI 3010

HIST(AFST) 3530

GEOG 4710/6710

TXMI 5710/7710

HIST(AFST) 4500/6500

GEOL 1121H

 

HIST(AFST) 4510/6510

GEOL 3150

 

HIST(AFST) 4540/6540

   

For a complete listing of courses for the Certificate in African Studies, please visit the African Studies Institute website:http://www.uga.edu/~afrstu/ or consult the University of Georgia bulletin http://bulletin.uga.edu/bulletin/courses/

 

For more information, contact:

Dr. Ibigbolade Aderibigbe

Certificate Program Coordinator

African Studies Institute

321 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-1776

(706)542-5314 or (706)583-0362

iaderibi@uga.edu

 

 

Areas

 

ASI Minor Program

 

 

1. Focus

 

Area Studies

(African content courses only)

 

2. Participants

Undergraduate Students

 

3. Required Credit Hours

18

 

4. Contents Description

- Introduction to Africa

- African Political systems

- Introduction to African Languages and Cultures

- Three Elective Courses

 

4. Language Requirement

 

None

5. Breakdown of Credit Hours

A.   Required Courses:     9 hours:  

    

i.  AFST 2100:                             Introduction to Africa            3

ii. *AFST/INTL 4355:                African Political systems       3

ii. AFST/CMLT/ANTH 3030:   Introduction to African  

                                                    Languages and Cultures.        3

 

(*When not available, students can replace AFST/INTL 4355 with AFST 4200: Contemporary Issues in African Development)

 

B.     Electives:                  9 hours:          

Selected from:   - Content Courses

                           - Language Courses

(Upper level- 3000 above courses offered in English)

 

9. General Restrictions

- 9 of the 18 completed hours of course work must be upper division course work (3000 and 4000 levels)

 

- All students in the Minor must register and pass the required courses: AFST 2100; AFST/INTL 4350; and AFST 3030. All courses used to satisfy the Minor must be passed with a grade “C” or better.

 

- 12 of the 18 completed hours of course work must be from the list of courses endorsed by the African Studies Institute.

 

- African related independent study or ASI unlisted course work is limited to 6 hours (ASI Director’s approval is required for these courses).

 

- At least three courses (or 9 hours) must be taken in residence.

 

- Study abroad is optional but credits acquired on such trips can be used towards the Minor.

 

- Courses taken to earn the Certificate in African Studies cannot be used towards the Minor.