Africana Studies Minor

A minor in Africana studies will allow students the opportunity to gain basic knowledge and perspectives about the people, cultures, histories, and conditions of the African Diaspora. Examples of majors with a possible interest in the Africana studies minor include economics, communications, education, English literature or writing, history, sociology, theatre arts, and urban studies. 

Tracks

The minor is designed to allow students to focus on one cultural cluster in the Department of Africana Studies:

  • African-American culture
  • African culture
  • Multidisciplinary

Each track consists of 15 credits. Any exceptions must be approved by the Africana studies advisor.

Requirements

The Africana Studies minor requires the completion of 15 credits and a minimum QPA of 2.0 in departmental courses is required.

African American Culture Track Requirements

15 credits, distributed as follows:
Core course:
AFRCNA 0031: Introduction to Africana Studies
3 cr.
Two lower-level courses from subset 6 cr.
Two upper-level courses from subset 6 cr.

 

African Culture Track Requirements

15 credits, distributed as follows:
Core course:
AFRCNA 0031: Introduction to Africana Studies
3 cr.
Two lower-level courses from subset 6 cr.
Two upper-level courses from subset 6 cr.

 

Multidisciplinary Track Requirements

15 credits, distributed as follows:
Core course:
AFRCNA 0031: Introduction to Africana Studies
3 cr.
One lower-level humanities courses from subset 3 cr.
One lower-level social sciences course from subset 3 cr.
One upper-level humanities course from subset 3 cr.
One upper-level social sciences course from subset 3 cr.

Advising

Africana Studies minors advisor:

Oronde Sharif 
4142 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Tel: 412-648-2276 
E-mail: senegal1@pitt.edu