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  • African Studies

    A minor in African studies provides a solid foundation for careers in teaching, research and other professional work for which knowledge of Africa is essential. The faculty is composed of more than 100 members campus-wide who teach courses with African content.

    About this Minor

    Students can choose to complete a general concentration or select one of these tracks:

    • Track One: Languages and Linguistics
    • Track Two: Arts and Literatures
    • Track Three: Culture, History and Politics
    • Track Four: Environment, Resources and Development

    The Center for African Studies offers semester and academic-year programs at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Makerere University (Uganda).

    The list of approved Africa-related electives can be found on the Center for African Studies website.

    Requirements, General Concentration

    • Students seeking to apply UF study abroad credit toward the minor must complete one three-credit minor course in residence at UF.
    • Transfer students must complete at least two three-credit minor courses in residence at UF.
    • No more than three credits of 4905 coursework (Individual Work) can be used toward the minor and none of the credits can apply to the 3000-level or above elective requirement.
    • Students must complete a minimum of six credits exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

    Required Courses

    Courses Credits
    AFH 2000 Africa in World History or
    AFS 2002 The African Experience: An Introduction to African Studies or
    HUM 2420 African Humanities
    African studies approved electives
    2000-level or above
    African studies approved electives
    3000-level or above
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    Related African Studies Programs

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minors: african-studies