An interdisciplinary minor, AADS is an integrative program that encompasses study both of Africa and its peoples and of the dispersal of Africans to Europe and the Americas through forced migration and voluntary immigration. Thus, students may choose between two tracks, one that focuses on Africa and the other on the African Diaspora, primarily in the new world.

Course Requirements 2016-2017

(18 semester hours)

  • IDIS-391 Seminar in African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Four courses from one of the tracks listed below
  • One additional course from the opposite track

Other courses, including on-campus or off-campus interim courses, may be counted toward the minor requirements with the approval of a program advisor. No more than one language instruction course, and no more than two interim courses, may be counted toward the requirements for the minor.

Track 1: Africa

Four from:

  • ARTH-245 African and Oceanic Art
  • GEOG-242 Africa
  • ENGL-300 Advance World Literature
  • FREN-362 Francophone Literature and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora
  • FREN-363 Francophone Literature and Culture in North Africa
  • HIST-242 Africa and the World
  • PHIL-226 African Thought and Culture
  • POLS-279 African Politics
  • The following courses that are offered through the semester program in Ghana:

    • STGH-217 West African Literature
    • STGH-280 Government and Development in Africa
    • STGH-312 Culture of People in Ghana and West Africa

    Other courses, including on-campus or off-campus interim courses, may be counted toward the minor requirements with the approval of a program advisor.

    Track 2: African Diaspora

    Four from:

    • HIST-255 African American History
    • ENGL-225 African American Literature
    • FREN-362 Francophone Literature and Culture in North America
    • FREN-363 Francophone Literature and Culture in North Africa
    • SOC-252 African Diaspora in the Americas
    • SOC-303 Anthropology of Religion
    • SPAN-370 Advanced Cultural Topics (when appropriate)

    Other courses, including on-campus or off-campus interim courses, may be counted toward the minor requirements with the approval of a program advisor.