African Studies Minor

Requirements for an African Studies Minor (AS)


A minor in African Studies consists of six courses (totaling a minimum of 20 credits) taken from at least two departments. There are no prerequisites. To complete the minor, students must take HIAF 2001 and HIAF 2002 and earn a grade of C or better in both courses; take twelve additional credits approved by the Director of Undergraduate Programs and earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses counted toward the minor. Up to six credits of relevant study abroad may apply to the minor.



Declaring an African Studies Minor

The procedure for declaring a minor in African Studies is as follows

  • To be ready to declare, you must have enrolled in either HIAF 2001 or HIAF 2002. This means that you may declare a minor before you have even started the semester in which you will take HIAF 2001 or 2002.
  • Make an appointment with the AS Faculty Advisor, Lisa Shutt.
  • Print the African Studies Minor Declaration Form (pdf)
  • Be prepared to discuss the courses you have taken, or plan to take, to fulfill the AS minor requirements.