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Earth and Mineral Sciences

Begin Date: Fall Semester 2005
End Date: Spring Semester 2014

Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: December 19, 2013

Science, Society and the Environment of Africa Minor - ARCHIVE

University Park: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (SSEA)

The continent of Africa has the greatest accumulation of natural resource wealth of any region of the world, yet its people and societies are among the poorest and least integrated with the global economy. This interdisciplinary minor enables students to integrate fundamental aspects of the social, physical, and technical sciences that have contributed to this paradox. It provides a complement to elective and required coursework in both the humanities and the sciences, including degree programs in Political Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Resource Management, Engineering, and/or African and African-American Studies. Students in this program will learn to apply fundamental concepts from diverse disciplines towards an integrated understanding of African resource management. This minor provides excellent preparation for students planning careers in development, law, international relations, international business, resource management, engineering and the physical sciences. Learning objectives for the minor include excellence in written and oral expression, the ability to collect and interpret data from a diversity of dynamic natural systems, and rigor in scientific thought.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


Select 6 credits of Introductory Coursework: AAA S 110 GS;IL(3), AFR 105 GN;IL(3), AFR 192 GH;IL(3), EARTH 105 GN;IL(3), E B F 200 GS(3), GEOG 030 GS:IL(3), GEOG 126 GS(3), GEOG 123 GS(3), GEOG 120 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits of Advanced Topical Coursework I: AFR 403(3), AFR 440 USI(3), AFR 443 IL(3), AFR 454 IL(3), PL SC 454 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits of Advanced Topical Coursework II: EM SC 470W(1-6), F SC 401(3), GEOG 438W(3), GEOG 420W(3), GEOG 444(3), GEOG 424(3) (Sem 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-02-009

Review Date: 10/12/04



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