African studies focuses on a large geographic region that is of great historical, cultural, political and artistic importance and interest both to American university students and to American society in general. Students interested in a minor in African studies at Wesleyan can choose from a variety of courses from across the curriculum to develop an understanding of African history, contemporary issues facing the continent, and the creative and intellectual contribution of Africans.

What You'll Study

  • The African studies minor will allow you to create a coherent course of study by taking at least five courses that offer breadth and depth in the study of the continent from a variety of disciplines, including history; dance; economics; English; feminist, gender and sexuality studies; history; government; music; and Romance languages and literatures.

  • Requirements for the minor include at least one African history survey course and four additional African studies courses from history, the social sciences or humanities (restrictions apply).