2020-2021 University Catalog 
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2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies Minor

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Minimum Credits Required: 18

Complete Three Of The Following Courses:

At least one of the courses must be a 300 or 400 level course. HIS 227I  or POL 329I  may also apply if not used to fulfill the requirement above.

Integrative Element: (1-3 credits)

This portion of the minor entails the incorporation of coursework into an integrative/culmination experience that allows the student to incorporate elements of the minor requirements into an integrative experience and utilize that experience to synthesize understanding of the courses chosen. Students can complete this experience in a variety of ways including:

- Service Learning Project - Internship/Experiential Learning
- Independent Study/Research - Faculty-Student Collaborative Project
- Urban Semester program - Project Affinity (summer urban immersion)
- Study Abroad in Africa or western hemisphere African diaspora countries outside the U.S. [e.g., Caribbean region, Brazil] (semester abroad or Explorations faculty-led trip)
- Completion of at least two courses in Arabic, French, Portuguese, or Spanish (indigenous African languages will also count for this option)

Students will discuss the most appropriate alternative with the academic advisor and/or professors in the course s/he has chosen as part of the minor and choose one as the mentor who will supervise the awarding of credit appropriate. Students will also prepare a written reflection making connections between the in and out of classroom experiences associated with the major. This reflection will include an explanation of the choice of experience, the relationship of the experience to minor learning objections, the academic relevance of the experience and the impact on the student’s development.

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