May 29, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

African Area Studies Minor

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Advisement for the minor is available from the English  Department.

The African area studies minor is an interdisciplinary area studies program with a study abroad requirement, as well as the opportunity to complete most of the minor via a semester abroad program at a foreign SU partner institution.

Requirements of the minor are the following:

  • Complete a minimum of 5 of the following courses.
  • At least 1 course for the minor must be completed while studying in an African country.
  • No more than 9 transfer credits may count toward the minor. (Note: Students may count 4 courses/16 credits completed via the semester-long Salisbury Abroad: Africa program toward the minor, as these are not transfer credits, but SU courses executed abroad via SU’s partner institution in Ghana, Africa.)
  • Earn grades of C or better in all courses taken for the minor.
  • No more than one course in the minor may be used to satisfy General Education requirements.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Minor Policies

Salisbury University minors require:

  • The completion of at least 18 credits with grades of C or better.
  • At least 15 credits applied toward the minor must be coursework that is not used to satisfy General Education requirements.
  • At least 9 credits must be earned at SU.

Minor Requirements

Complete a Minimum of 5 of the Following Courses.

* When offered with an Africa-focused topic.

Complete 2 Language Courses:

Complete a minimum of 2 courses in 1 indigenous African language (see minor coordinator regarding which languages qualify), or 1 course each in 2 different indigenous African languages, or demonstrate equivalent language knowledge (to be determined via appropriate examination).

Complete 3 Courses from the Following:

Complete at least 1 course from the area of “History/Social Sciences,” at least 1 course from the area of “Arts/Humanities” and the 1 remaining course from any area.

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