Minor in Africology

Course of Study: Minor

The purpose of the Africology minor is to expose to students a range of concepts, theories, and phenomena that ground the discipline of Africology.

Requirements

Total Credits for the Africology Minor

18

Courses (18 credits)

At least 12 of the 18 credits must be upper-division credits (300-level or above); of these upper-division credits, at least 6 must be from courses satisfying Option A of the major in Africology and at least 6 must be from courses satisfying Option B of the Africology major.

Option A: Political Economy.

  • Africol 235 - African Americans and South Africa,* 3 credits
  • Africol 239 - International Relations of African States, 3 credits
  • Africol 300 - Urban Violence, 3 credits
  • Africol 321 - Black Workers in Technologic Society, 3 credits
  • Africol 322 - Order and Disorder: The Quest for Social Justice, 3 credits
  • Africol 323 - Capitalism, Socialism, Nationalism, and Fascism, 3 credits
  • Africol 326 - Economic Problems of Black Business, 3 credits
  • Africol 329 - Problems and Prospects of U.S./Africa Economic Relations, 3 credits
  • Africol 334 - Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies,* 3 credits
  • Africol 341 - Black Politics and City Government, 3 credits
  • Africol 344 - Political Movements and Organizations in the Afroworld, 3 credits
  • Africol 361 - Philosophy and Thought in the Afroworld I
  • Africol 362 - Philosophy and Thought in the Afroworld II, 3 credits
  • Africol 381 - Honors Seminar: (Subtitle),* 3 credits
  • Africol 411 - Change in African-American Communities,* 3 credits
  • Africol 412 - Blacks and the United States Constitution, 3 credits
  • Africol 416 - Race, Injustice, and Change in America, 3 credits
  • Africol 417 - Race, Class, and Gender in Southern Africa, 3 credits
  • Africol 418 - Race, Class, and Gender in the Caribbean, 3 credits
  • Africol 420 - The Political Economy of Slavery, 3 credits
  • Africol 489 - Internship in Africology, Upper Division,* 1-6 credits
  • Africol 565 - Selected Texts/Topics in Africology: (Subtitle),* 1-6 credits

Option B: Culture and Society.

  • Africol 205 - The Poetry of African, African-American, and Caribbean Writers, 3 credits
  • Africol 210 - The African-American Novel, 3 credits
  • Africol 218 - Conflict and Cooperation in Black-White Relations, 3 credits
  • Africol 232 - Survey of African Societies and Cultures, 3 credits
  • Africol 235 - African Americans and South Africa,* 3 credits
  • Africol 250 - Black Women and White Women in the Contemporary United States, 3 credits
  • Africol 261 - Survey of African-American Political Philosophy, 3 credits
  • Africol 265 - Psychological Effects of Racism, 3 credits
  • Africol 311 - African Religious Thought and Social Organizations
  • Africol 312 - The Church in African-American Life, 3 credits
  • Africol 314 - The School in African-American Life, 3 credits
  • Africol 319 - History of Blacks in the American City, 3 credits
  • Africol 320 - Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean, 3 credits
  • Africol 334 - Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies,* 3 credits
  • Africol 350 - The Black Family, 3 credits
  • Africol 351 - Sex, Marriage, and Health Care in the Afroworld, 3 credits
  • Africol 352 - Extended Families in Black Societies, 3 credits
  • Africol 369 - Mass Media and Black Self-Images, 3 credits
  • Africol 372 - African-American Literary Movements: The Harlem Renaissance, 3 credits
  • Africol 381 - Honors Seminar: (Subtitle),* 3 credits
  • Africol 402 - Black Personality Development
  • Africol 411 - Change in African-American Communities,* 3 credits
  • Africol 414 - The Black Woman in America, Africa, and the Caribbean, 3 credits
  • Africol 450 - Cultural Transmissions: Black Africa and Black America, 3 credits
  • Africol 451 - Rites of Passage in Black Societies, 3 credits
  • Africol 489 - Internship in Africology, Upper Division,* 1-6 credits
  • Africol 565 - Selected Texts/Topics in Africology: (Subtitle),* 1-6 credits


* These courses may count as either Option A or B.



Cross-listed courses

The following courses offered by other departments may be used to satisfy the requirements of the undergraduate major or minor in Africology.

  • English 381 - World Literatures Written in English: “African Fiction” Subtitle, 3 credits
  • English 517 - Studies in African-American Literature: (Subtitle), 3 credits
  • English 631 - Seminar in African-American Literature: (subtitle), 3 credits
  • Film 301 - Conversations with Filmmakers and Critics: “Radical Black Film” subtitle, 3 credits
  • Portugs 225 - Understanding Brazil: “African Presence in Brazilian Culture and Literature” subtitle, 3 credits


Additional Requirements

Nine credits at the 300-level or above must be taken in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including transfer work.