African Studies Minor

Total Units Required: 22

The interdisciplinary Minor in African Studies provides students with an introduction to the complex historical, political, and social issues of the world’s second largest continent. Students gain an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of Africa as well as a capacity to examine it through different disciplines.

Students are encouraged to study abroad in Africa. The CSU system offers IP study abroad programs in Ghana at Legon University in Accra, through which students can fulfill many GE requirements as early as one’s sophomore year, and there are many other university-sponsored programs available across dozens of other countries on the continent. Contact Study Abroad for information about program options. Consult with the African Studies Coordinator about the transferability of coursework before departure.

Two African performers sing on stage.