The Schools of Modern Languages; Economics; International Affairs; Literature, Media and Communications; and Public Policy offer a minor in African Studies. This interdisciplinary minor connects studies of all African regions and countries (North, West, Central, East, South), their languages, their cultures, and their peoples — both concurrently in their national and international relationships as well as longitudinally — over the course of history. This minor is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers that can lead directly or indirectly to interactions with the people, social organizations and businesses, and governments of Africa, both abroad and in the U.S.
For further information please email the minor’s advisor, Chris Ippolito (email@example.com).
View minor requirements for the African Studies minor in the Georgia Tech Course Catalog.
Featured Fall 2023 Courses
- Courses in English
- ARBC/FREN/SWAH/WOLO 3420: Intro to Africa. This interdisciplinary course will use a variety of approaches to study significant aspects of contemporary Africa’s societies, cultures, and representations. Taught in English. TR 5-6:30 p.m.
- Other courses in English (Electives): up to two courses (6 credits) on topics related to African, African-American, and other African diaspora.
- Including one course maximum (3 credits) on topics/skills essential to understanding/working in Africa:
- The Economics of Climate Change - 93646 - ECON 4210 - CW1
- Economics for Entreprenuership - 92972 - ECON 4803 - PM1
- Race, Medicine & Science - 93308 - HTS 3088 - A
- Energy, Environment, and Policy - 93391 - INTA 3040 - A
- Comparative Politics - 82501 - INTA 3203 - A
- Political Economy of Development - 93454 - INTA 3303 - A
- International Political Economy - 82502 - INTA 3301 - A
- Communication and Culture - 93069 - LMC 3206 - K
- Studies in Film and Television - 93074 - LMC 3252 - Q
- Performance Studies - 91127 - LMC 3262 - N
- Music, Culture, and Society - 93089 - LMC 3263 - D
- Media, Culture, and Society - 92001 - LMC 3405 - O
- Video Production (LMC 3406, several sections)
- Introduction to Social Policy - 86728 - PUBP 3201 - CL
- Pre-Law Seminar - 81403 - PUBP 3610 - LPS
- Courses in foreign languages
- All elementary and intermediate Arabic courses
- All elementary and intermediate French courses + Francophone Cinema - 92686 - FREN 6105 - A / Fall 2023 focus will be on discovering Africa, the Caribbean the Middle East, and Canada thru film. Special attention to current issues and contemporary societies. All films are freely available on CANVAS. TR 3:30-6:15 p.m.
- No foreign language courses in Swahili and Wolof in Fall 2023.