Minor in African Studies

The African Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program that complements all of the majors offered at USF. Students are required to take three core courses with full coverage of Africa and two elective courses. The flexibility of the program allows students to pursue their interest in Africa in disciplines of their choice.

Requirements

20 units

Required (12 units)

Chose 1 and 2 additional courses offering full coverage of Africa (8 units).

  • HIST 150 Modern African History
  • POLS 348 Politics and Development in Africa

Electives (8 units)

1 course must offer full or partial coverage of Africa.

Full coverage of Africa

  • ART 308 African Art
  • ECON 285 Economies of Modern Africa
  • FREN 195 Freshman Seminar: A Season in the Congo
  • FREN 260 Africa: Mapping Identities in African Literature and Film
  • FREN 250 Africa Films Africa
  • FREN 330 Francophone Literature I
  • THRS 306 Theology in HIV/AIDS Contexts
  • HIST 150 Modern African History
  • HIST 340 History of South Africa
  • HIST 342 Environmental History of Africa
  • HIST 343 Pre-Colonial Africa
  • INTD 330 South Africa Today
  • INTD 331 Zambia Today
  • INTD 340 African Literature: Islamic Perspectives
  • LAS 312 Sarlo Scholars: Global Service Learning
  • MUS 212 Survey of African Music
  • POLS 348 Politics and Development in Africa
  • POLS 392 Special Subjects in Politics (Focus on Africa)
  • THRS 270 African Theologies and Cosmologies

Partial coverage of Africa

  • ECON 372 Economic Development
  • ECON 280 The Global Economy *
  • ECON 473 Development Microeconomics
  • PASJ 305 Theater and Culture
  • FREN 450 Seminar: Special Topics in Francophone Literature and Culture
  • HIST 341 Feast and Famine: A History of Food
  • HIST 310 The Ancient Near East
  • MS 407 Alternative Media and Social Change
  • POLS 113 Introduction to International Politics*
  • POLS 315 Global Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • POLS 332 Political Thought of Developing countries
  • POLS 345 Global Economic Justice
  • POLS 352 Human Rights and Global Change
  • POLS 360 International Environmental Politics/
  • ENVA 360 InternationalEnvironmental Politics
  • POLS 382 Politics of International Aid and Development
  • POLS 450 Political Economy of Developing Nations
  • SOC 231 Introduction to Globalization
  • SOC 233 Gender, Development and Globalization
  • SOC 322 Globalization and Resistance
  • SOC 333 Nationalism and Citizenship
  • SOC 352 Politics and Society
  • SOC 360 Urbanization and Development
  • ENVA 364 Urbanization and Development
  • THRS 305 Feminist Theology from the Third World

Coverage of African-American Issues

  • ENGL 203 African American Literature Survey I
  • ENGL 204 African American Literature Survey II
  • ENGL 401 African American Women Novelists
  • HIST 125 African American History
  • POLS 324 African-American Politics
  • PHIL 343 African American Philosophy
  • PASJ 325 The Harlem Renaissance
  • SOC 238 African American Culture and Society
  • SOC 240 People of Mixed Descent
  • HIST 363 Race and Ethnicity in United States History
  • MS 204 Media, Stereotyping and Violence
  • MS 303 Race, Ethnicity and Media
  • POLS 336 Race, Equality and the Law
  • PSYC 305 Psychology of Ethnic groups in the United States
  • SOC 325 Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity

* For non-International Studies majors only.