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African and African-American Studies

Choate House, HB 6134

34 North Main Street

Hanover, NH 03755

(603) 646-3397


About the Banner:

The “Life of Malcolm X” murals were painted by Florian Jenkins in 1972. The eight panels depict the life and assassination of the human rights activist. The murals were sponsored by the Afro-American Society and are located in Cutter-Shabazz Hall.

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Diaspora Minor

Students desiring a minor in African and African American Studies may select one of three areas of concentration: African Diaspora Studies, African Studies, or African American Studies. Minors (especially African Diaspora minors) are encouraged to elect at least one diaspora course, which may be substituted for either area requirement. A senior seminar is not required, but is strongly recommended.

MINOR in AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES, consists of six courses.


Two survey courses, (one must be AAAS 10 or AAAS 11)

  • One African survey course: AAAS 11,14, or 15
  • One African American survey course: AAAS 10, 12, or 13

Four electives, which must include one course each with the following distributive designations:

  • One course in SOC, TMV or TAS
  • One course in ART or LIT

The elective courses for the diaspora minor must include two area courses in addition to the survey courses:

  • One course on African America (including the Caribbean)
  • One course on Africa.

Prospective minors: please complete the AAAS Minor Worksheet in consultation with the Chair, and hand it in to the Program Office with a copy of your minor card signed by the Chair.

Last Updated: 2/15/10