Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Oct 03, 2022  
Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue

Africana Studies Minor

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The minor in Africana studies aims to provide students with a broad yet selective exposure to the study of people of African descent on the continent of Africa and in the African diaspora. Students work with advisers to construct an individualized program of study that values the following:

  • An anti-essentialist or diverse perspective: Students learn about many identities and worldviews, rather than one “Black culture.”
  • A rigorous methodological perspective: Students learn to interpret specific historical and cultural evidence.
  • An interdisciplinary perspective: Students learn from different scholarly viewpoints.
  • An intercultural perspective: Students learn about how different cultures mix in Africa and the African diaspora.


A student who elects to minor in Africana studies is required to complete:

  • One core course titled Introduction to Africana Studies (AFR 200 /HIS 200 )
  • At least four additional courses from the list below, which have been approved for the AFR minor. These courses may be taken at the 100, 200, 300, or 400 level.
  • One of these four courses must be taken at the 300-level or above.
  • Minimum of 20 credit hours

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