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African Studies Minor

africa 2014 This interdisciplinary area studies minor within the international studies program seeks to offer students a broad background in the languages, history, politics, and cultures of Africa. Students may complete Arabic language courses to fulfill the language requirement of the minor. It draws on the existing strengths of a number of departments and faculty members at The College of New Jersey.


HIS 352/AAS 352: Colonial and Modern Africa

One of the following:
HIS  251: Ancient and Medieval Africa
HIS 252: Colonial and Modern Africa
AAS 201: African and Diaspora Religious Traditions
AAS  365/INT 365: African Cinema: Francophone African Experience Through Film

The minor requires three additional course units such that the total of five courses are drawn from at least three disciplines, chosen by the student from the recommended list or by advisement.  Three of five courses must be at the 300 level or above.

Recommended Courses:

AAS  202/Global Perspectives: African Diaspora Art and Culture
AAS  280/Africana Women in Historical Perspective
ECO  210/History of Economic Thought
ECO  335/Economic Development
ECO  340/International Economics
FRE  241/Introduction to African Francophone Literature and Culture
HIS  350/Topics in African History
HIS  353/African History in Film, Literature and Music
HIS  354/South African History
HIS  355/East African History
HIS  356/State and Slavery in West Africa
HIS  357/Religion and Politics in Africa
HIS  456/Readings Seminar in History: Modern Africa
HIS  457/Readings Seminar in History: Early Africa
HIS  455/Reading Seminar on Islamic Mysticism and Shrines
HON  230/Islam in Comparative Perspective
POL  250/Politics and Society in Developing Countries
POL  352/Comparative Political Economy of Development

Faculty Advisor: Dr. George Leader