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African Studies

 African studies is one of the regional specializations offered within the International Studies major program.  The specialization seeks to offer students a degree in the languages, history, politics, and cultures of Africa. This interdisciplinary degree will provide students the chance to study the languages of French, and Arabic as well as the history, politics, and economics of Africa. Students are required to study abroad for a minimum one semester, though they are not required to study abroad in Africa.

This specialization is an excellent choice for students interested in future work in African affairs and fields such as
international development, health, and security.

Major Requirements – 12 Course Units

 

INT 200 / International Studies – 1 Course Unit

ECO 102 / Principles of Macroeconomics

Foreign Language – 2 Course Units at 200 Level or Above

Arabic
French

History – 1 Course Unit

HIS 352/AAS 208: Colonial and Modern Africa

Humanities – 1 Course Unit

AAS 346: African Art History
AAS 365: African Cinema
AAS 390: Advanced Research in African Studies
HIS 351/AAS 351: Ancient and Medieval Africa
HIS 354: South African History
HIS 456: Readings Seminar: Modern Africa
HIS 457: Readings Seminar: Early Africa
WGS 375: Global Feminisms
WGS 377: Gender Politics of Development in Africa

Political Science – 1 Course Unit

POL 250: Politics of Developing Countries
POL 352: Comparative Political Economy of Development

Social Science Option – 1 Course Unit

ANT 205: Human Evolution
POL 130: International Relations
POL 250: Politics of Developing Countries
POL 335: International Organization
POL 337: International Law
POL 345: Human Rights in International Relations
POL 352: Comparative Political Economy of Development
POL 380: International Political Economy

Business Option – 1 Course Unit

INB 260: Multinational Firms
BUS 360: Issues in International Business
ECO 120: European Economic History
ECO 210: History of Economic Thought
ECO 310: Money, Credit and Financial Mark
ECO 335: Economics of Development
ECO 340: International Economics
ECO 345: Comparative Economic Systems
FIN 335: Capital Flows and Currency Crises
FIN 340: International Finance

African Studies Electives Option – 2 Course Units

AAS 201: African and African Diaspora Religious Traditions
AAS 365: African Cinema
AAS 390: Advanced Research in African Studies
ANT 205: Human Evolution
ARA 301: Advanced Arabic
FRE 201: Intro to African Francophone Literature
FRE 305: Maghrebian Literature and Culture
HGS 200: Genocide and Human Rights
HGS 210: Intro to Peace Studies
HGS 370: Topics in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (when relevant)
HIS 351/AAS 351: Ancient and Medieval Africa
HIS 354: South African History
HIS 456: Readings Seminar: Modern Africa
HIS 457: Readings Seminar: Early Africa
LIT 316/WGS 376: Global Women Writers
LIT/CMP 337: Postcolonial and Anglophone Literature
LIT 499: Prizing Postcolonial Lit
POL 200: Political Analysis
POL 130: International Relations
POL 250: Politics of Developing Countries
POL 335: International Organization
POL 337: International Law
POL 345: Human Rights in International Relations
POL 352: Comparative Political Economy of Development
POL 380: International Political Economy
SOC 315: Racism, Power, and Privilege
WGS 260: Women of African Descent in Global Perspective
WGS 375: Global Feminisms
WGS 377: Gender Politics of Development in Africa

INT 498 / Senior Seminar in International Studies – 1 Course Unit

 

Plus minimum of 1 semester study abroad experience (includes some courses which will fulfill above requirements)
Courses in relevant African languages taken during study abroad (not offered at TCNJ, such as Swahili, Wolof, etc.) will be counted as electives toward this specialization.

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