University of Minnesota
African American & African Studies

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Graduate Minor


The graduate minor in Africa and the African Diaspora at the Ph.D. and Master's levels provides a multidisciplinary, integrated foundation in the study of Africa and people of African descent. The program is based on a series of core courses concentrating in either the social and behavioral sciences or humanities and the arts. Some course offerings provide explicitly cross-cultural and comparative focuses on Diasporic themes; others deal specifically with selective regional emphasis on Africa, African American or the Caribbean, etc.

Students are expected to develop programs in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) in Africa and the African Diaspora and the DGS for their home disciplines. We believe that the best approach to graduate training is based on a strong foundation in a student's chosen discipline, with the minor offering an opportunity to broaden and strengthen technical and interpretive skills in related interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study.


If you would like to find out more about the program in Africa and the African Diaspora, and receive an application form, please write to or phone:

Director of Graduate Studies
Africa and the African Diaspora
Department of African American & African Studies
808 Social Sciences Building
267 19th Avenue South
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Telephone: 612-624-9847
Fax: 612-624-9383