Africana Studies Honors Minor

Africana Studies Honors Minor

Africana Studies Honors Minor

Description. The Minor in Africana Studies provides students with interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the historical and contemporary experiences of peoples of African heritage. Using themes such as culture, agency, struggle and justice, students will master multidisciplinary knowledge about Africa and the African diaspora, and will explore new ways of thinking about the cultures, philosophies, history and society of African peoples and their communities throughout the diaspora.


Learning Outcomes. Students will:

  • Explain how and why selected methodologies of the social sciences and humanities differ, and are utilized in Africana Studies.
  • Analyze the impacts of racial disparities as well as of Africana agency on the micro-, medial-, and macro-levels of society.
  • Design a research project using at least two different research tools.
  • Apply knowledge and academic resources using key concepts, theories and methodologies of Africana Studies, to themes of inequality, struggle, and justice.


Program/Minor coordinator. Professor Charlotte Walker-Said, Department of Africana Studies (212.237.8758,

Credits required. 21

Eligibility. Overall GPA of 3.3 or higher

Requirements. A maximum of two courses can overlap with a student’s major, other minors or programs.

PART ONE. REQUIRED COURSES                          Subtotal: 15 credits

AFR 140 Introduction to Africana Studies 
AFR 150 Origins of Contemporary Africa 
AFR 270 History of African American Social and Intellectual Thought 
AFR 310 Research Seminar in African American Studies 
AFR 410 Independent Study 

PART TWO. ELECTIVES                                            Subtotal: 6 credits

Select two 

AFR 227 Introduction to Community-based Approaches to Justice 
AFR 229 Restorative Justice: Making Peace and Resolving Conflict 
AFR 237 Institutional Racism
AFR 248 Men: Masculinities in the United States
AFR 267/HIS 267/LLS 267 History of Caribbean Migrations to the United States 
AFR 315 Community-based Justice in the Africana World 
AFR 317 Environmental Racism
AFR 319 Self, Identity and Justice: Global Perspectives
AFR 320 Perspectives on Justice in the Africana World
AFR 322 Inequality of Wealth
AFR 340/LIT 340 The African American Experience in America: Comparative Racial Perspectives  
AFR 347/PSY 347 Psychology of Oppression 
AFR 354/PHI 354 Africana Philosophy 
HJS 310 Comparative Perspectives on Justice (prerequisites: HJS 250 and junior standing or above) 
LIT 344 Caribbean Literature and Culture 

HJS 310: Prerequisites: HJS 250 and junior standing or above.

Total: 21 credits
Last Updated: 9/27/16