Overview of Major and Minor Options

Major in Africana Studies

Classes in literature, history, culture, religion, cinema, philosophy and politics give students a broad foundation and the opportunity to tailor a course of study to align with a corresponding double-major. Our interdisciplinary major offers 3 themes to choose from:

  • African American History, Culture, and Aesthetics
  • Performance, Media, and Digital Africana Studies
  • Comparative Global African Diaspora

For the specific requirements for this degree, please see the Degree Requirements page.


Minor in Africana Studies

We offer two minors: Africana Studies and Hip-Hop Cultures.

A minor in Africana Studies requires 18 units in AFAS (including AFAS 220 & AFAS 302) with at least 9 upper division units.

The Minor in Hip-Hop Cultures provides students with a solid introduction and broad understanding of the origins and developing of the forms of expression that make up hip-hop cultures throughout the world: hip-hop dance, rap music, graffiti/tagging, fashion, business, and film. The Minor introduces students to the main themes represented in hip-hop cultures: appropriation and defense of spaces, mixing of different cultures, migrations, multilingualism, race, class, gender, religions, sexuality, nationality, politics and the economy, and the search for identity. 

For the specific requirements for each of these degrees, please see the Degree Requirements page.


Undergraduate Certificate in Caribbean Studies 

Provides students with a solid introduction and broad understanding of the Caribbean region’s cultures, history, languages, literatures, institutions, peoples, and traditions. This certificate was specifically designed for students and professionals who are interested in the Caribbean region and who wish to combine their main area of specialization with a solid background in the new and changing international landscape.  LEARN MORE >>

Questions? Contact the faculty advisor for Africana Studies.