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Africana Studies Minor


Africana Studies courses provide understanding and appreciation of the universal African diaspora today and historically from an Afrocentric world view. They also give students the opportunity to evaluate the influence of African culture on the entire human civilization.

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    Students will gain an understanding of the African American experience from an African-centered perspective. Africana Studies can benefit graduates planning careers in professions where contact with marginalized groups or ethnic communities are extensive, such as education, counseling, social services, medicine, government and many other fields that require a diverse understanding. Students considering this minor should contact the director of Africana Studies.

    Africana Studies (20 Credits)

    This minor may be acquired entirely online or combined with on-campus courses.

    Signatures are not required if you are only declaring a minor.

    Required Courses Offered Online (10 credits)
    AAST 214 African American Culture and Expressions (5)
    AAST 220 African American History: Post Civil War to Present (5)

    Elective Courses Offered Online (10 credits)
    AAST 315 African History: Ancient Africa to Mandela (5)
    AAST 320 African American Family (5)
    AAST 375 African American Cinema (5)
    AAST 430 African American Women's History (5)

    For more information about the minor, please visit the EWU Minor in Africana Studies catalog page. To determine if a course is offered, visit EagleNET.

    What will I study?

    Africana Studies courses are designed to provide understanding and appreciation of the African Diaspora both as it has unfolded over time and as it is currently manifested. The program uses the Afrocentric world view as the philosophical basis for the presentation of its courses. The Africana Studies Program cross-lists with some courses offered through other EWU colleges such as History, Women & Gender Studies, Social Work and Sociology.

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    Contact Information

    Africana Studies Program
    204 Monroe Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2205
    fax: 509.359.2820

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