African American and Africana Studies

The African American and Africana Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the historical and contemporary experiences of people of African heritage. The study of race, ethnicity, and other forms of collective identity will be central concerns of the minor, as are intersecting issues such as gender, sexuality, diversity, and inclusion. This minor leads students to a comprehensive understanding of the African American experience and African Diaspora.

Minor Coordinator: Mario Valero  


Curriculum requirements can be found in the undergraduate catalog, along with course descriptions and prerequisite information.

» Curriculum Requirements for the African American and African Studies Minor

Current curriculum requirements are intended for students declared after Fall 2022. If you have already declared your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

New Courses Added to Minor

HA 123 – African Art and Civilization
HA 230 – Modern and Contemporary African Art
HA/FI 253 – Afrofuturist Art and Visual Culture
HA 318 – Repositioning Ancient Egypt and Rethinking Egyptology
HI 213 – Crime, Police, and Prisons in American History
SS 315 – Contemporary Issues Impacting the Caribbean Region