African American and Africana Studies (AFAA), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

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Minimum Grade Point Average in Minor Coursework: 2.5 with no grade below "C."
Total Hours: 18

Minor Requirements
AFAM 1113Introduction to Africana Studies (DH)3
Select 15 hours of the following:15
Black Popular Culture (DH)
Black Psychology (DS)
African American Arts and Culture (DH)
Special Topics in Africana Studies
Black Geographies & Memorialization in the Landscape (DH)
Race Theory
Research in Africana Studies
Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Film (D)
African-American Literature (DH)
Africa (IS)
Race and Reproduction in the U.S. (D)
The History of Modern Africa (HI)
African Diaspora History (DH)
Medieval Islamic History (H)
The American South to 1860
African American History, 1619-1865 (DH)
African American History, 1865-Present (DH)
Black Intellectual History (DH)
Managing Diversity in the Workplace (D)
Foods of the African Diaspora: Chronology, Evolution and Impact
Philosophy of Race (DH)
MLK, Malcolm X, & Philosophy of Race (DH)
African Politics (I)
Minorities in the American Political System (DS)
Race, Politics and Sports (D)
Black Psychology (DS)
Racial and Ethnic Relations (DS)
Other courses may apply with permission of the faculty coordinator.
Total Hours18

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

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