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2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

African and African American Studies Minor

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The African and African-American Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to explore the histories, cultures, and experiences of African descended peoples. Students in this minor will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of the history of African and African-American peoples.
  2. Critically engage with one or more elements of African diasporic cultures.
  3. Demonstrate a critical analysis of institutions in Africa or the Americas that are shaped by and contribute to views on race.
  4. Articulate and evaluate a variety of theoretical viewpoints on race and how race intersects with other factors such as gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and nationality.


Electives (15 Credits)*

Complete Five (5) AFAS Approved Elective Courses 15 Credit(s)

Elective Specifications:

  • A minimum of one course must be selected from Humanities
  • A minimum of one course must be selected from Social Sciences
  • At least two (2) courses are required at the upper-division level (300/400)
  • No more than two (2) courses can come from a single department

Total Credits: 18

*Specific A&S Values Seminars and 188, 288, and 388 courses (Special Topics) are approved for a particular outcome on a case-by-case basis. Please see the Advising Alert for up-to-date information.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

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