The ASP Minor

African Studies involves a cross-campus, interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students who have an interest in questions relating to Africa and the African Diaspora. Africa-focused courses are taught in a variety of scholarly disciplines and programs, including Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Bioengineering, Comparative History of Ideas, English, Ethnomusicology, Forest Resources, French, Genome Sciences, Geography, Global Health, Health Services, History, Honors Program, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (UW-Bothell), Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (UW-Tacoma), International Studies, Linguistics, Marine Affairs, Music, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Nursing, Public Affairs, Political Science, School of Law, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies.


Minor in Africa Studies (30 credits)

  1. Breadth Requirement: One course from at least 3 different departments. All courses can be found in lists A and B below.
  2. Minimum 15 credits at the 300 level
  3. Minimum of 10 credits from course list A – Africa Courses
  4. Minimum of 5 credits from course list B – African Diaspora Courses
  5. Maximum of 10 credits from language courses which may include:  Arabic, French, or Portuguese at the second-year level or above or Swahili at the first-year level or above.

Courses not included in this site may be approved by your advisor. Service learning, independent study, and study abroad credits can be counted towards the African Studies minor. Please, consult with your advisor to determine which category credits can be counted. A minimum of 2.0 grade in each course is required for the African Studies minor.