Students who pursue a minor in African studies will gain a deeper awareness of the cultures of Africa, its issues and its institutional systems. You'll be able to link the knowledge you gain in the minor's diverse classes to develop a clearer, more complete picture of life on the African continent. You can choose a study abroad program in South Africa or Ghana. You'll be a part of efforts to find new links to academic programs in Africa and of the expanding global education mission of the university.
- Courses cover African literature, geography, politics, economics and foreign policy as well as the characteristics and issues of ancient and modern Africa.
- Africa Education Abroad opportunities are available as short-term or semester long programs.
- Active student groups provide campus with unique insight into African culture and communities through programs such as Cultural Café and Africa Night.
- 20-year collaboration with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
- More than 600 students, faculty and staff have worked and learned in South Africa.
- Newly developed Education Abroad program in Ghana focuses on culture, education, tourism, development and the impact of globalization.
- African Student Association
- International Relations Club/Global Issues
- Organization for Prevention of AIDS in Africa (OPAA)
- Ethiopian Students Association
- Somali Student Association
- Liberian Students Association
University Facts & Stats
- $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
- 31% increase in Honors Program enrollment in fall 2013
- 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
- 22 campus organizations address political and social concerns
- Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking
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