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African Studies Minor

Phone: 843.953.1920

Simon Lewis, Director


Credit Hours: 18

Core courses:

AFST 101

Introduction to African Civilization

HIST 272

Pre-Colonial Africa



HIST 273

Modern Africa

Twelve credit hours selected from the following:

AFST 202

Special Topics in African Studies (3)

AFST 302

Special Topics (3)

AFST 400

Independent Study in African Studies (1-3)

ANTH 322

Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3)

ARTH 210

African Art (3)

ENGL 233

Survey of Non-Western Twentieth Century Literature (3)



ENGL 234

Survey of Third-World Masterpieces (3)

ENGL 352

Major African Writers

ENGL 353

African Women Writers

ENGL 358

Colonial and Postcolonial British Literature (3)

FREN 320

Survey of Francophone Literature (3)

FREN 326

Survey of Francophone Civilization (3)

FREN 451

African Literature of French Expression

FREN 452

Literature of the Maghreb (3)

FREN 482*

French and Francophone Women Writers (3)

INTL 350*

Cross Regional Studies (3)


Any 200-level Literature in Translations survey course (i.e., LTPO, LTRS, LTFR, etc.) as long as the course contains more than one-third African content.

POLI 266

International Diplomacy Studies (3)

POLI 342

Politics of Africa (3)

Departmental special topics, tutorials, and independent study courses will also be offered as appropriate.

NOTE: *Provided that at least 1/3 of the course content focuses on African issues/authors, requires director approval