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Not A Major?

We find that everyone could benefit from a structured course that focuses on African and African-descended people. This knowledge with broaden your view of the human experience, and improve your understanding of history, politics, government, and the arts.

We offer classes that do not have prerequisites, many of which also meet COLL requirements. This means that even non-majors can make time in their schedules for an Africana Studies course or two. If you want to sample an AFST course, but aren't sure where to start, we recommend:

  • Any AFST 100 or 150 class. Topics vary, so check the Dynamic Schedule or Open Course List to find out what's coming up.
  • AFST 205, Introduction to Africana Studies. This course is required of majors and minors, and fulfills COLL 200 and CSI requirements.

If you want to dive right into a more focused course, check out

  • AFST 306, The Black American Story: COLL 300, ALV
  • AFST 307, Workshop on Black Expressive Culture: COLL 200, ALV
  • AFST 319, The Caribbean: COLL 200, CSI
  • AFST 332, Sex & Race in Plays & Films: Dramatizing Diversity: COLL 200, ALV
  • AFST 335, History of Hip-Hop: COLL 200, ALV
  • AFST 350, Introduction to African Studies: COLL 200, CSI
  • AFST 371, The Idea of Race: CSI