African Studies Minor

The curriculum of the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies emphasizes the histories, cultures, cultural linkages, and contemporary sociopolitical and economic realities of Africa and the African diasporas in the context of a globalizing world.

Requirements

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The undergraduate minor in African studies consists of 15 hours. 

Core Requirements
AAAD 101IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Africa3
Four additional courses chosen from the following list:12
AAAD courses at or above the 100 level whose last two digits are from 00 to 29
African studies courses whose last two digits are from 85 to 99
Intermediate Lingala IV
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Intermediate Kiswahili IV
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Kiswahili V
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Plus Kiswahili VI
Intermediate Wolof IV
Total Hours15

African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD) course descriptions.

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Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

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(919) 966-5496

Chair

Claude A. Clegg III

cclegg@email.unc.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Kenneth Janken

krjanken@email.unc.edu