Majors & Minors

History, culture and contemporary issues pertaining to people of African descent are the focus of Africana Studies. The core courses, offered in the departments of history, English, politics, philosophy, sociology and anthropology, and religious studies, deal variously with Africa, African Americans and the African Diaspora. Related courses are offered in psychology, music, modern foreign languages and literatures.  Students may choose the established major or minor or select courses to complement their majors and minors in other disciplines and areas.

Students majoring in Africana Studies are encouraged strongly to participate in relevant faculty-led Global Awareness program or any other study-abroad program approved by Agnes Scott.

Requirements for the Africana Studies Major

A minimum of 32 hours is required for the major, at least sixteen of which must be courses above the 200-level. Students must take Africana Studies 170, 257 and 350 and five electives: three from Group I and two from Group II.

Requirements for the Africana Studies Minor

A minimum of 20 hours is required for the minor, at least eight of which must be courses above the 200-level. Students must take Africana Studies 170, 257 and 350 and one elective from Group I and one from Group II.