You may opt for a minor in African studies, which focuses on the study of Africa’s cultures and societies. Four hours of credit for an academic study abroad program in Africa are required. The Millsaps programs in Ghana and Tanzania will fulfill the requirement but any program in Africa for which Millsaps accepts credit is acceptable. Three additional classes are required for the minor.

Two hours of African language study are required. Language studies could include Survival Swahili.

Minor in African Studies

Requirements for the minor:

  • SOAN 2600: African Studies Seminar
  • African Language of Study for 2 credit hours (SOAN 4712: Survival Swahili may be used, among others.)

Choose 3 classes from following list:

  • HIST 2400: Introduction to African History
  • HIST 2410: Topics in African History
  • PLSC 3310: African Government and Politics