Minors Snapshot - Africana Studies
The minor in Africana studies broadens students' world perspectives by enhancing their acquaintance with and understanding of the peoples, issues of identities and institutions of Africa as well as the African Diaspora. The Africana program engages cross disciplinary approaches to understand and to encounter Africa and the African Diaspora in a global context. The cross disciplinary character of the program is further enhanced by the fact that courses taken to fulfill program requirements are drawn from several departments. From these course offerings, students will examine and engage with some of Africana studies major contributing disciplines, concepts, methods and topics including the development of new identities.
The minor program in Africana studies is open to all undergraduate students at JMU. Courses taken to complete the Africana studies minor can also be used to satisfy the student's major, as well as General Education requirements.
The Africana studies minor requires:
- successful completion of 22 credit hours according to the requirements
- no more than 12 hours from a single discipline
Offering Academic Unit: Office of Cross Disciplinary Studies and Planning
Academic Unit Website: http://www.jmu.edu/cds/regional_area_studies
Undergraduate Catalog Website: http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/12/programs/crossdisciplinary/africanastudies.html