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African Studies Minor - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

African Studies Minor - Archive

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (AFRST)

PROFESSOR DEBORAH F. ATWATER, in charge

The minor in African Studies is designed to educate students about the history, the culture, and the social institutions of the African peoples residing in the African continent. There are over 22,000 languages and many more dialects in Africa today. The complexity and depth of African history is clear. From the original cultivation of sorghum and coffee to the domestication of cattle to the creation of the human family, the African continent has been in the forefront of world history.

Most world history courses set Africa at the furthest periphery of world history, but the African Studies Minors will place Africa in its proper place as fundamental to the development of world history. Since the history of this continent has been so "misunderstood," students will learn how to look at historical documents and modern journalism with a very critical eye. The understanding of the methodologies employed in recapturing African history such as historical linguistics, archaeology, oral tradition, folklore, and oral histories will also be studied. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
AAA S 100 GS;GI(3), AAA S/HIST 191 GH;GI(3), AAA S 201 GS;DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
AAA S 405(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following (3 credits must be at the 400 level):
AAA S 110 GS(3), AAA S 150 GH;DF(3), AAA S/HIST 192 GH;GI(3), CMLIT 003 GH;GI(3), (Sem: 1-4)
AAA S 400(3), AAA S 403(3), AAA S 404 DF(3), AAA S 431 GI(3), CMLIT 422(3), CMLIT 423(3), (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-07-088

Review Date: 11/25/03

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