Coordinator: Dr. Akinloye Ojo 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. Akinloye Ojo Certificate Program Coordinator African Studies Institute University of Georgia Rooms 511 - 513, Bank of Amerca Building 110 East Clayton Street Athens, GA 30605 (706)542-5314 or (404) 428-9640 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.