Undergraduate Studies

Niger Study Abroad

Study Abroad: Enjoying a view of the flooded Niger River

Boston University provides an excellent opportunity to develop or further your interests in the study of Africa. Students can reflect their area studies strengths through two minors.

Requirements for a Minor in African Studies

The undergraduate minor in African Studies is designed to expose students to disciplinary approaches to Africa outside their major.

Requirements for a Minor in African Languages & Literature

The African languages and literatures minor combines language and culture study with the study of written literature and oral traditions in the African context. In-depth knowledge of an African language of the student’s choosing is applied in courses in cultural and linguistic anthropology, sociology of language, history, language in government and education, literature, international relations, ethnomusicology, and folklore and oral traditions. This minor is made up of required and elective courses from the African Studies Center, as well as elective courses from other College of Arts & Sciences departments.

For further information

For further information about these minors, contact Eric Schmidt or Michael Diblasi, African Studies Center, 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215; 617-353-3674.