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African Studies

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Coordinator: Tom Spencer-Walters
  • Santa Susana Hall (SN) 221
  • (818) 677-7819
  • www.csun.edu/csbs


Interdisciplinary Program

The Minor

The minor in African Studies is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of African history, literature, politics, geography and cultures. It provides a background for advanced study of Africa and for teaching Africa and World Cultures in elementary and secondary schools. Students may take courses in several departments that satisfy the minor requirements or may use these courses as electives in their majors. All students interested in the African Studies minor must see a member of the Program Committee or the Coordinator of African Studies to work out a program that will meet their own specific needs and interests.

Academic Advisement

Advisement is available from the Coordinator of African Studies and the members of the Program Committee listed above.

Program Committee

Jennifer De Maio (Political Science, Suzanne Scheld (Anthropology), Florence Kyomugisha (Gender and Women’s Studies, Mutombo Nkulu- N’Sengha (Religious Studies), Tom Spencer-Walters, (Pan African Studies, Shubha Venugopal (Pan African Studies)