Africana Studies

Minor in Africana Studies

The College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development administers the interdisciplinary Minor in Africana Studies. The purpose of this Minor is to acquaint the student with current and historical knowledge of the black experience in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world drawing from courses in the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development as well as approved courses offered by the other Colleges. The Minor signifies the student has a basic, general understanding of the significant contributions made by African people in Africa and in the African Diaspora.

The requirements of the minor are as follows:

  1. Completion of the requirements of a degree in one of the colleges at UNO.
  2. Completion of History 1010, either English 2071 or 2072, and either History 3551 or 3552.
  3. Completion of nine credit hours to be taken from a list of approved courses. To complete 18 credit hours, the student must choose courses from a minimum of three disciplines. At least 50% of the credit hours must consist of courses at the 3000 level or above.
  4. The Coordinator may permit substitution of as many as six of these 18 hours with UNO Special Topic or Independent Study courses. Appropriate courses offered at UNO or other universities may be suggested as substitutes. The Coordinator may assign each student to a faculty advisor who will help the student design the Minor program. Courses on Africana Studies in the Major field that are counted as credit hours for that Major may not also be counted toward this Minor.

Interested students should contact the Coordinator of Area Studies Minors through the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development office.