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The mission of the Department of African Cultural Studies is to provide research and teaching in the languages and expressive cultures of Africa and Africans around the world.

The department is the only one of its kind in the United States. It offers curricula leading to both the master of arts degree and the doctor of philosophy degree. Its students come from all over the world, including many African countries.

Graduate students interested in completing the minor in African cultural studies should contact the director of graduate studies.

Required Courses:
AFRICAN 700 Reading and Writing African Cultural Studies3
One graduate seminar3
Two electives chosen in consultation with the Department's Director of Graduate Studies6
Total Credits12

Students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better in courses taken for the minor.

Please visit the African Cultural Studies website for a complete list of faculty, instructional, and academic staff.