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Studies in Africa and African Diaspora Minor

African-Amer & African Studies
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of African American and African Studies, 810 Social Sciences Building, 267 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-9847; fax: 612-624-8383)
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 15
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
This interdisciplinary graduate minor is administered through the Department of African American & African Studies. The minor program gives students from a variety of disciplines a structured graduate curriculum that offers a systematic understanding of the contemporary and historical experiences of peoples of Africa and of the African diaspora. It is organized around a group of core seminars and focuses on two broad areas: the humanities and the arts, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Admission is contingent upon prior admission to a master's or doctoral degree-granting program.
Special Application Requirements:
Students must complete an application form by the end of spring semester to be considered for acceptance for the following academic year. It is expected that no more than 15 students will be admitted to this minor each year. An undergraduate major or minor in African American and/or African studies is not required for admission to the program, but students are expected to have had sufficient background to begin graduate level study.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Students develop their program in consultation with the director of Graduate Studies in studies in Africa and the African diaspora and in their major. All courses must be outside the student's major field of study. The master's minor requires a minimum of 9 graduate credits, including the seminar AFRO 5101 - Studies in Africa and the African Diaspora. Remaining courses are selected from one of the following two areas: humanities and the arts or behavioral and social sciences. The doctoral minor requires a minimum of 15 graduate credits, including the seminar AFRO 5101 - Studies in Africa and the African Diaspora. Students take one additional seminar that focuses on the study of Africa and peoples of African descent. Remaining courses are selected from one of the two areas listed above.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Required Course
AFRO 5101 - Seminar: Introduction to Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
Course Electives
All courses must be outside the student's major field of study.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 5xxx
· AFRO 8xxx
Doctoral
Required Course
AFRO 5101 - Seminar: Introduction to Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
Course Electives
All courses must be outside the student's major field of study.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 5xxx
· AFRO 8xxx
 
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AFRO 5101 - Seminar: Introduction to Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative frameworks, related theories, and pivotal texts in study of Africa and African Diaspora.
AFRO 5101 - Seminar: Introduction to Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative frameworks, related theories, and pivotal texts in study of Africa and African Diaspora.