African Studies

Coordinator: Assistant Professor Seth Markle (History and International Studies)

The minor in African Studies at Trinity College offers students a glimpse into the dynamism of Africa. Covering all regions of the continent and extending to the African Diaspora, the minor provides a wide range of courses in history, political science, philosophy, religion, urban studies, international studies, language and cultural studies, literature, anthropology, and sociology. By engaging historical and contemporary Africa from an interdisciplinary perspective, students are given the flexibility to tailor their minor to nurture and enhance their intellectual curiosities while gaining a critical understanding of Africa’s political, cultural, and economic diversity as well as its contributions to the making of the modern world.

Course requirements:

An undergraduate student must take six approved courses (four core courses and two elective courses). Students must earn a minimum of C- in any given course to receive credit for the minor.

**Other courses taken while studying abroad may satisfy one core course and one elective course after consultation and approval by the coordinator.